By Agnes Jensen Mangerich
On November eight, 1943, U.S. military nurse Agnes Jensen stepped out of a chilly rain in Catania, Sicily, right into a C-53 shipping airplane. yet she and twelve different nurses by no means arrived in Bari, Italy, the place they have been to move wounded infantrymen to hospitals further from front strains. A violent typhoon and pursuit by means of German Messerschmitts resulted in a crash touchdown in a distant a part of Albania, leaving the nurses, their workforce of medics, and the flight workforce stranded in Nazi-occupied territory. What was once a perilous nine-week video game of hide-and-seek with the enemy, a state of affairs President Roosevelt monitored day-by-day. Albanian partisans aided the stranded american citizens within the look for a British Intelligence undertaking, and the gang started a protracted and dangerous trip to the Adriatic coast. in the course of the following weeks, they crossed Albania's moment maximum mountain in a snowstorm, have been strafed through German planes, controlled to escape a city moments earlier than it was once bombed, and watched helplessly as an try and airlift them out used to be foiled by way of Nazi forces. Albanian get away is the suspense-filled tale of the single team of military flight nurses to have spent any size of time in occupied territory in the course of global struggle II. The nurses and flight group persisted frigid climate, survived on little meals, and actually wore out their sneakers hiking around the rugged nation-state. Thrust right into a perilous state of affairs and made up our minds to outlive, those ladies came upon braveness and energy in one another and within the kindness of Albanians and guerrillas who concealed them from the Germans.
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