John C. Schumacher
451st Bomb Group (H),
727th Bombardment Squadron

Story of
WW II Shoot Down
and POW Experiences

Table of Contents



Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Biographical Introduction

Chapter 2
Enlistment & Initial Air Crew Training

Chapter 3
Crew Introduction to the Combat Arena

Chapter 4
The First 12 Combat Missions

Chapter 5
Unlucky 13, Shoot Down and Capture

Chapter 6
Travel to First POW Camp, Stalag-Luft IV

Chapter 7
Camp Life — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chapter 8
The Prisoner Relocation to Stalag-Luft I

Chapter 9
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Chapter 10
Regaining the Gifts of Freedom

Chapter 11
The Return Home

Chapter 12
Afterthoughts and the Ex-POW Organization

Chapter 13
Testimony of Dr. Leslie Caplan
Mistreatment of American POW at Stalag Luft IV

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