03 December 2011

Lost Airmen of Buchenwald

Lost Airmen of Buchenwald is a documentary that chronicles the little-known story of Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in the waning months of World War II.

In the summer of 1944, 168 airmen from the US, England, Canada and other Allied countries were captured in Paris by the German Gestapo and sent to the infamous "Koncentration Lager Buchenwald" in Germany. Falsely accused of being "terrorists and saboteurs," the airmen faced a terrifying fight for survival and a race against time to escape their execution.

A controversial moment in history that their home countries tried to hush-up, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald tells this harrowing story through interviews with seven surviving members of the group, including their heroic commanding officer. The film follows them from their days hiding with the French Resistance to the darkest corners of the Holocaust, where they struggled to survive as Germany collapsed under the weight of the advancing Russian and Allied armies.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: The seven airmen interviewed for the documentary were: Joe Moser, E.C. Freeman, Ed Carter-Edwards, Chasten Bowen, James Stewart, Don Shearer and Phil Lamason.

A copy of the DVD was presented to Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society 30 November 2011 by F/L James A. Stewart, DFC, ONB, one of the seven airmen interviewed.

For more information: http://www.lostairmen.com/