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The Resource The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann

The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann

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The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
Title
The airmen and the headhunters
Title remainder
a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Judith M. Heimann
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Language
eng
Summary
November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves facing a Japanese fleet--and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek, and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. This survival story features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds.--From publisher description
Summary
Describes how the American Army crew of a B-24 bomber, shot down over Japanese-occupied Borneo in November 1944, were rescued by native Dayak tribesmen, one-time headhunters who returned to their long-renounced ritual in order to protect the airmen
Biography type
contains biographical information
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223399
Cataloging source
DLC
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Heimann, Judith M
Dewey number
940.54/25983
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S45
LC item number
B65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Airmen
  • Dayak (Indonesian people)
Target audience
adult
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a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
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The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-279) and index
Control code
ocm85830782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151014347
Lccn
2007009587
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85830782
Label
The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II, Judith M. Heimann
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-279) and index
Control code
ocm85830782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780151014347
Lccn
2007009587
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85830782

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