"A Year and a Day"

The INCREDIBLE
true story of

 
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Lee
"Shorty"
Gordon


The FIRST and ONLY American Airman to escape a Nazi prisoner of war camp and make it back to England.

 
 

Lee “Shorty” Gordon was only 5’ 1” tall,
but he stood taller than most.

 
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In Shorty Gordon, the Germans got more than they had bargained for. Shorty was known throughout the 305th as a hellion. Curtis LeMay, General U.S. Air Force later said, “His sins were as scarlet, but never quite deserving of capital punishment.” He was “busted” down to private nearly every time he had any leisure to get into trouble, but was always promoted before each new mission, in case he were shot down and taken prisoner. As a non-commissioned officer, he would beget better treatment from the Germans.
— Walter W. Thom "The Brotherhood of Courage"
 
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Lee Gordon's story is legendary and is memorialized in many books and articles:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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