After enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and training diligently
for months as a bombardier, David Ririe spent only one day in combat.
On his first—and last—mission, his plane was shot down. Crash landing
on a military reserve outside Rostock, Germany, he was seized by soldiers
who sent him to Stalag Luft 1, an isolated prisoner of war camp along the
Baltic coast. For the next 13 months, Ririe struggled to survive Nazi brutality
and starvation, repeatedly digging tunnels unsuccessfully to escape. In One-Mission Man, Ririe speaks with honesty and eloquence about
his family, daily life in the camp and the harrowing chaos that followed
liberation by the Russians.
One-Mission Man is an inspiring, powerful, deeply personal story about one
man’s survival during the world’s most brutal war.
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