Escape and Evasion

For other escape and evasion book lists, I also suggest that you also take a look at the following:

1. Keith Janes’ Conscript Heroes website:

2. John Clinch’s Belgium WW2 website: and click on Bibliography in the list of links on the left edge of the page.

3. The Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society website escape and evasion booklist at

4. The Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society website page on new books about escape and evasion at:

5. The index to the Air Force Academy McDermott Library holdings of the Ralph Patton collection.  Click on the link and scroll down to the following pages of the pdf file to view books related to escape and evasion: 3-6, 8, 10-12, 14-27, 34-35, and 44.

Here are my books on the subject:

  • Ainsztein, Reuben,  In Lands Not My Own,  A Wartime Journey, New York: Random House, 2002.
  • Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society, Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Co., 1992.
  • Amicale des Milices Patriotiques du Front de l’independence de Schaerbeek, Album Souvenir, 1942-1972, Brussels, ca. 1972.
  • Anthoine, Roger, Infringing Neutrality, The RAF in Switzerland, 1940-1945, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing, 2006.
  • Armstrong, James Edwin, Escape! An Airman’s Escape from Hitler’s Fortress Europe, Spartanburg, So. Carolina: Altman Printing Co., 2000.
  • Ash, William, Under the Wire, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 2005.
  • Ayotte, Julien, Code Name Lily, Legend of the Belgian Resistance, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2018.
  • Bain, Roland J., Enter the Enemy, A French Family’s Life Under German Occupation, Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2014.
  • Belot, Robert, Aux Frontières de la Liberté, Vichy-Madrid-Alger-Londres, s’évader de France sous l’Occupation, no place of publication: Fayard, 1998.  (Nearly 800 pp. Three chapters on Miranda de Ebro.  Heavy on diplomatic goings on.)
  • Bennett, Col. George Floyd, Shot Down!  Escape and Evasion, Morgantown, W.Va.: Media Works, 1991.
  • Bernard, Henri, Un Maquis Dans La Ville, Brussels (?): La Renaissance du livre, SC Maison d’edition Marcinelle, 1970.  ( Very thorough study of Service EVA. )
  • Bickers, Richard, Home Run, Great RAF Escapes of WWII, London: Leo Cooper, 1992.
  • Bishop, Patrick, The Cooler King, The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, POW, and WWII’s Greatest Escaper, New York: The Overlook Press, 2015.
  • Block, Gay, Rescuers, Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, New York: TV Books, 1992.
  • Bodson, Herman, Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture: The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War II, Jefferson, North Carolina: Carolinal & London: Mc Farland & Co., Inc., 2005.
  • Bowman, Martin W., Voices in Flight: RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2014.  Chockfull of escape stories, this book is great fun to read, very informative, and well-documented.
  • Brayley, Martin J., The USAAF Airman, Service and Survival, 1941-1945, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire: The Crowood Press, 2007.
  • Brennan, Dan, One of Our Bombers is Missing, New York: Belmont Tower Books, 1946.
  • Bretholz, Leo, Leap Into Darkness, Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe, New York: Anchor Books, 1999.
  • Brickhill, Paul, Escape or Die, Authentic Stories of the RAF Escaping Society, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1952.
  • Bristow, Desmond,  A Game of Moles, The Deceptions of an MI6 Officer, London: Little, Brown and Co. (UK), 1993.
  • Brome, Vincent, The Way Back, The Story of Lieut.-Commander Pat O’Leary, London: The Companion Book Club, n.d. (1951 or later).
  • Brown, G.A., Those Who Dared, A Comprehensive List of World War II Allied Escapers,  no date, publisher’s name, or place of publication (apparently published in England re RAF escapes).
  • Brusselmans, Anne, Rendez-Vous 127, the Diary of Madame Brusselmans, M.B.E. September 1940—September 1944, London: Ernest Benn, Ltd., 1954.
  • Burgess, Colin, Destination: Buchenwald, Kenthurst, Australia: Kangaroo Press, 1995.
  • Butterwick, John T., Power of Survival, Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc., 1997, (collection of escape stories sold at 8th AF Museum).
  • Caine, Philip D., Aircraft Down!  Evading Capture in World War II Europe, Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 1997.
  • Cammaert, A.P.M., Het Verborgen Front, Leewarden/Mechelen: Eisma B.V.
  • Carroll, Tim, The Dodger, The Extraordinary Story of Churchill’s American Cousin, Two World Wars, and the Great Escape, Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, 2013.
  • Causer, H. Phillip, M.I.A. (Missing in Action), Phillips Publishing Co., Norwell, MA, 1977.
  • Childers, Thomas, In the Shadows of War, An American Pilot’s Odyssey Through Occupied France and the Camps of Nazi Germany, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
  • Clutton-Brock, Oliver, RAF Evaders, The Comprehensive Story of the Thousands of Evaders and Their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945, London: Grub Street, 2009.
  • Consolmagno, Joe (ed.), Through the Eye of the Needle, Kerrville, TX: Stalag Luft III Former Prisoners of War, 1992.
  • Cooper, Alan W., Free to Fight Again, RAF Escapes and Evasion, 1940-45, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire: William Kimber & Co., 1988. (One chapter on Belgium [mainly Comet] and one on Netherlands with some Belgian overlap.)  New edition Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Books, 2009.
  • Cooper, Capt. Dick, The Adventures of a Secret Agent, London: Frederick Muller, Ltd., 1957.  (Contains  references to the Seville-Gibraltar escape route.)
  • Copeiro del Villar, Jesus Ramirez, Espias y Neutrales: Huelva en la II Guerra Mundial, Huelva, Spain: Imprenta Jiménez, 1996.  (One chapter on escapes via Seville.)
  • Cupp, William L., A Wartime Journey, Bail-Out Over Belgium, World War II, Manhattan,Kansas:SunflowerUniversityPress, 2002.
  • Crawley, Aidan, Escape from Germany, New York: Dorset Press, 1985.
  • Crouzet, Jean, “Une Page de la Résistance sur la Côte Basque, ‘Petit Cyclone’ et la Reseau Comète,” Bulletin de la Sociéte des Sciences Lettres et Arts, no. 149 (1994), pp. 417-438.
  • Cury, Ed C., Time Out for War, Moore Haven, FL: Rainbow Books, 1988.
  • Darling, Donald, Secret Sunday, London: William Kimber, 1975.
  • Darling, Donald, Sunday at Large, Assignments of a Secret Agent, London: William Kimber, 1975.
  • Daley-Brusselmans, Yvonne, Belgium Rendez-Vous 127 Revisted, Manhattan, Kansas: Sunflower University Press, 2001.
  • Daley-Brusselmans, Yvonne, Anne Brusselmans, Mission Accomplished, no date or publisher.
  • David, Clayton C., They Helped Me Escape: From Amsterdam to Gibraltar in 1944, Manhattan, Kansas: Sunflower University Press, 1988.  The the full text of the second edition, published in 2010, is available here.
  • Davies-Scourfield, Gris, In Presence of My Foes, A Memoir of Calais, Colditz and Wartime Escape Adventures, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England: Pen & Sword, 2004.
  • Dear, Ian, Escape and Evasion, Prisoner of War Breakouts and the Routes to Safety In World War Two, London: Arms and Armour, 1997.
  • De Graaf, Bob, Stepping Stones to Freedom, Help to Allied Airmen in The Netherlands During World War II, Amsterdam: Geert van der Meulen, 2003.  (Originally published in Dutch as Schakels naar de vrijheid by SDU Publishers, The Hague, 1995.)  The complete text of the book can be viewed on the website of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society.
  • Demallie, Howard R., Behind Enemy Lines: A Young Pilot’s Story, New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2009.  (Updated version of Beyond the Dikes published in 2000.  Contains descriptions of helpers in Meppel and Staphorst.)
  • De Ridder Files, Yvonne, The Quest for Freedom, Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1991.
  • De Vasselot, Odile, Tombés du Ciel, histoire d’une ligne d’évasion, Paris, 1999.
  • De Vasselot, Odile, Sous l’ Occupation . . .J’Avais 20 Ans, Paris: 2000.
  • Dolph, Harry A., The Evader, An American Airman’s Eight Months with the Dutch Underground, Austin: Eakin Press, 1991.  (Info on Meppel organization of Peter van den Hurk and on Tiny Mulder.)
  • d’Udekem d’Acoz, Marie-Pierre, Voor Koning en Vaderland, published ca. 2002.  (This book appears to be about Resistance work of the Belgian nobility.)
  • Dunbar, John, Escape Through the Pyrenees, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1955.
  • Durand, Arthur A., Stalag Luft III, The Secret Story, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
  • Eisner, Peter, The Freedom Line, New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2004. (Good account of the Comet Line.)
  • Elliott, J.M., One of Those Days, unpublished MSS, no date.
  • EVADE!, Evasion Experiences of American Aircrews in World War II, dvd produced  by the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society and Friends of the Air Force Academy, 2014, copyright by AFEES.  For further information, go to .
  • Evans, A.J., Escape and Liberation 1940-1945, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1945.
  • Evans, Alfred John, The Escaping Club, UK: Fonthill Media Ltd., 2012.
  • Eychenne, Émilienne, Les Pyrénées de la Liberté, 1939-1945, Paris: Éditions France-Empire, 1983.
  • Fahrenwald, Ted, Bailout Over Normandy, A Flyboy’s Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Occupied France, Philadelphia: Casemate Publishers, 2017.
  • Felton, Mark, Castle of the Eagles, Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017.
  • Ferrari, Victor J.  Interview with him May 28, 1991, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Fisher, Charles A., Mission Number Three: Missing in Action, Latrobe, PA: Publications of the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, 1997.
  • Fishman, Jack, And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, New York: Macmillan Co., 1982.  (This book is not to be confused with the one with a similar name by Henriette Roosenburg.)
  • Flanner, Janet, “The Escape of Mrs. Jeffries,” Willis, Clint (ed.), The War, Stories of Life and Death from World War II, New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999.
  • Florsheim, Chanan (Hans), He Who Dares Wins, Across the Pyrenees to Freedom.  Editors of the German version, Heinrich Nuhn & Erhard Roy Wiehn.  Publisher of the German version, Hartung-Gorre Verlag Konstanz, 2007.  Available on the Internet.  Go to the Escape and Evasion links on this website.
  • Flynn, George L., Escape of the Pacific Clipper, Boston: Branden Publishing Co., 1997.  (Fiction.)
  • Foot, M.R.D. and Langley, J.M., MI9 Escape and Evasion 1939-1945, Boston: Little Brown, 1980.
  • Fraser née Brouard, Marguerite, The World War II Years of Marguerite, printed at Regis University, Denver, CO, 2002.
  • Freeman, Godfrey, Escape from Arnhem, A Glider Pilot’s Story, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, U.K.: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2010.
  • Ford, Herbert, Flee the Captor, Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Assn.,  1966.  (Story of John Weidner and the Dutch-Paris line.  Also available in a paperback edition published in 1994 by Review and Herald Publishing Assn. of Hagerstown, Md. )  A new history of Dutch-Paris by historian Megan Koreman  has been published in Dutch with the title, Gewone Helden – De Dutch-Paris ontsnappingslijn, 1942-1945 (English title: Ordinary Heroes: The Dutch-Paris Line, 1942-1945).  An English edition is expected by 2018.   For further details, see her website at
  • “For the Boys”, Canadian TV production on escape lines.
  • Friends of the Air Force Academy Library, Evade!, Evasion Experiences of American Aircrews in World War II, 2004.  (Video.)
  • Froom, Phil, Evasion & Escape Devices Produced by MI9, MIS-X, and SOE in World War II, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2015.  This is a remarkable book in terms of the sheer amount of information and illustrations.
  • Fry, Varian, Surrender on Demand, Boulder: Johnson Books, 1945 (reprinted 1997).  (The book by Fry, Assignment Rescue, NY: Four Winds Press, 1968, appears to be a shorter, unannotated version.)
  • Gay, Timothy M., Savage Will, The Daring Escape of Americans Trapped Behind Nazi Lines, New York: NAL Caliber (Penguin), 2013. (American personnel stranded in Albania in 1943.)
  • Gerstner, Karl-Heinz, Sachlich, kritisch, optimistisch, Berlin: edition ost, 1999.  (In German.  The author was a contact of the Dutch-Paris Line in the German Embassy.)
  • Gibbs, Patrick, It’s Further Via Gibraltar, London: Faber and Faber, 1961.
  • Goodall, Scott, The Freedom Trail: Following one of the hardest wartime escape routes across the central Pyrenees into Northern Spain, Banbury, Oxfordshire: Inchmere Design, Ltd., 2005.
  • Grace, Robert J., Silver Wings, A Young Man’s Dream, Fairlawn, Ohio: FedEx Kinko’s, 1999.
  • Graham, Burton, Escape from the Swastika, London: Marshall Cavendish, 1975.  (Prisoner of war escapes.  Heavily illustrated.)
  • Hackett, John, I Was a Stranger, New York: Berkley Books, 1990.
  • Haem-Leclercq, Marie-Pierre, La Maison des Prisonniers, La Familie Saint-Ghislain de 1942 a 1945, Templemars, France: ADLIS, 2010.
  • Haestrup, Jorgen.  European Resistance Movements, 1939-1945: A Complete History, London: Meckler Publishing, 1981.
  • Hallie, Philip, Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, The story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there, New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1979.
  • Hanson, S.E., Underground Out of Holland, London: Ian Allan Ltd., 1977.
  • Heaps, Leo, The Evaders, The story of the most amazing mass escape of World War II, Annapolis: Bluejacket Books, Naval Institute Press, 1976.  (Concerns Arnhem.)
  • History Channel, The, Nazi Ghost Train, videotape, (date 1997?).
  • Hoare, Samuel, Complacent Dictator, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.  (Description by the British Ambassador to Spain in WWII of diplomatic relations, Allied escapers.)
  • Hofker, Els, Vrouw in Verzet, Miet Pauw en de bezetting in Baarle, Baarle-Nassau: Em. de Jong BV, 1989.
  • Horning, Art, In the Footsteps of a Flying Boot, New York: Carlton Press, Inc., 1994.  (Lot of material on Service EVA.)
  • Hornsey, D.J., The Pilot Walked Home, London: Collins Clear-Type Press, 1946.
  • Hutton, Clayton, Official Secret, the Remarkable Story of Escape Aids,  London: Max Parrish, 1960.
  • Inks, James M., Eight Bailed Out, New York: Popular Library, 1954.
  • Jackson, Robert, Baling Out, Amazing Dramas of Military Flying, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England: Pen & Sword, 2006.
  • Janes, Peter Scott, Conscript Heroes, Great Britain: Paul Mould Publishers, 2004.
  • Jiménez de Aberasturi, Juan Carlos, El Camino de la Libertad, Ayuntamiento de Hernani, Archivo Municipal, 2008.
  • Jiménez de Aberasturi, Juan Carlos, En Passant La Bidassoa: Le Réseau “Comète” au Pays Basque, Biarritz: J & D Editions, 1996.  French edition.
  • Jouan, Cecile, Comete, Histoire d’une ligne d’evasion, place?: Les éditions du beffroi Furnes (B), 1948.
  • Katsaros, John, Code Burgundy, The Long Escape, Norwalk, CT: Oakford Media LLC, 2008.
  • Keeffe, James H., III, Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Fall City, Washington: Appell Publishing, 2010.
  • Kellow, Bob, Paths to Freedom, Winnepeg, Manitoba: Western Canada Aviation Museum, 1992.  Edited by Peter Carlyle-Gordge.
  • Kelso, Nicholas, Errors of Judgement, SOE’s Disaster in the Netherlands, 1941-44, London: Robert Hale, 1988.
  • Kilbourne, Jimmy W. (ed.), Escape and Evasion, 17 True Stories of Downed Pilots, NY: MacMillan Co., 1973.  Only two chapters re WWII.)
  • King, Ernest C., Beyond Fantasy, Chanute, KS: King Publishing Co., 1985.
  • Kladstrup, Don & Petie, Wine and War: The French, The Nazis & the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure, New York: Broadway Books, 2001.
  • Kohnstam, Pieter, A Change to Live: A Family’s Journey to Freedom, Sarasota, FL: Bardolf & Co., 2009.
  • Laffin, John, The Man the Nazis Couldn’t Catch, Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stoud, Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing Co., 2004.
  • La Grandeur, Philip, We Flew, We Fell, We Lived, Stories from RCAF Prisoners of War and Evaders 1939-1945, St. Catherines, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 2006.
  • Lande, D.A., Resistance, Occupied Europe and Its Defiance of Hitler, Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Co., 2000.
  • Langley, Lt. Colonel J.M., Fight Another Day, London: Collins, 1974.
  • Lavender, Emerson, and Sheffe, Norman, The Evaders, True Stories of Downed Canadian Airmen and Their Helpers in World War II, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992.
  • Lay, Beirne, Jr., Presumed Dead, The Survival of a Bomb Group Commander, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1980 (originally published 1945).
  • Le Vernoy, Alec, No Drums, No Trumpets, London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1988.
  • Levine, Alan J., Captivity, Flight, and Survival in World War II, Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2000.
  • Levy, Harry, The Dark Side of the Sky, London: Leo Cooper, 1996.
  • Lewis, Greg, Airman Missing, The True Story of WWII Bomber Pilot John Evans’ 114 Days Behind Enemy Lines, Stratford-upon-Avon: Newman Books,2008.  (Helped by the Comet Line.  Hid in Ardennes forest.)
  • Lougarot, Gisèle, Dans l’Ombre des Passeurs, San Sebastian: Elkarlanean S.L. Donostia, 2004.
  • Lynn, Vera, Unsung Heroines: The Women who Won the War, London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990.  (Nel Lind and Joke Folmer of the Fiat Libertas escape line are interviewed.)
  • MacLaren, Roy, Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1981.
  • Marshall, Bruce, The White Rabbit, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953. (Story of Wing Commander F.F.E. Yeo-Thomas.)
  • McDevitt, Bette, “A Teenage Resistance Heroine,” World War II, November 2003.  (This is a good article in World War II magazine on the Dutch guide Tiny Mulder with references to airmen McGlinchey, Spicer, McDonald, and Boulter.)
  • McElroy, Jim, Lucky Jim, unpublished mss, n.d.  (Compare this with The Freedom Line, since McElroy was a member of Grimes’ crew.)
  • Meckstroth, Glenna, Surviving World War II, Tales of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times, Wooster, Ohio: Wooster Book Co., 2003.
  • Medina, Francis X. and Dorothy B. Marra, Ciao, Francesco, 1995.
  • Meyerowitz, Seth with Peter F. Stevens, The Lost Airman, A True Story of Escape from Nazi-Occupied France, New York: Berkley Caliber, 2016.
  • Milton, M.C. Robert, The Man Who Stayed Behind, Hamilton Hill, UK: PK Print Ltd., 1997.
  • Moats, Alice-Leone, No Passport for Paris, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1945.
  • Moore, Bob, Survivors: Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Murphy, Brandan M., Turncoat, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
  • Neave, Airey, The Escape Room, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1969. (Probably a shorter version of Saturday at M.I.9.)
  • Neave, Airey, Little Cyclone, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1954.
  • Neave, Airey, Saturday at M.I.9, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1969.  (Same as The Escape Room but may be more complete.)
  • Neave, Airey, They Have Their Exits, Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Leo Cooper, 2002 (Originally published in 1953).
  • Newby, Eric, Love and War in the Apennines, London: Picador (Macmillan General Books), 1983.
  • Newman, Philip, Over the Wire, A POW’s Escape Story from the Second World War, Barnsley, So. Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword, 1983.
  • Nichol, John and Tony Rennell, Home Run, Escape from Nazi Europe, London: Penguin Books, 2008.  (Good overall book on E&E experiences.)
  • Nichol, John and Tony Rennell, The Last Escape, The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Europe 1944-45, New York: Viking, 2002.
  • Oliphint, John H., Mad Rebel, A Youth at War, Colorado Springs, CO: Millennia Graphics, 1998.
  • Onderwater, Hans, Reis Naar de Horizon, Bearn: Hollandia, 1985.
  • Ostrum, Meg, The Surgeon and the Shepherd, Two Resistance Heroes in Vichy, France, Lincoln and London, University of Nebraska Press: 2004.
  • Ottis, Sherri Greene, Silent Heroes: Downed Airmen and the French Underground, Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
  • Pack, Jeff (ed.), Love is in the Air, the Wartime Letters and Memories of Joe Pack and Margaret Dalton, Bognor Regis, West Sussex: Woodfield Publishing, Ltd., 2008.
  • Pearson, Simon, The Great Escaper, The Life and Death of Roger Bushell, Betrayal, Big X and the Great Escape, London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 2013.
  • Pesic, Miodrag D., Operation Air Bridge, Serbian Chetniks and the Rescued American Airmen in World War II, Belgrade: Serbian Masters’ Society, 2002.
  • Pitchfork, Graham, Shot Down and on the Run, Kew: The National Archives, 2003.
  • Porter, Bob, The Long Return.  This is a self-published account of Porter’s experiences in the RCAF, his bombing missions, being shot down, hidden by the Dutch Resistance, captured, interrogated, held in concentrations camps, and finally in POW camps.  Well-documented.  The book has been scanned and is available on the AFEES website.
  • Pretzel, Marian, Outwitting Hitler, Milsons Point, NSW, Australia: Random House Australia, 1990.  (Previously published as By My Own Authority and Portrait of a Young Forger.)
  • Reid, P.R., Escape from Colditz, New York: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1952-53.  (Combines two previous books, The Colditz Story and Men of Colditz.)
  • Remy, (no first name), Réseau Comète, La Ligne de Démarcation, vol. 1, Paris: Librairie Académique Perrin, 1966.
  • Remy, (no first name), Réseau Comète, La Ligne de Démarcation, vol. 2 (15 janvier 1943-18 janvier 1944, Paris: Librairie Académique Perrin, 1967.
  • Rigby, Françoise, In Defiance, London: Elek Books, 1960.  (Chapter on the Ghost /Phantom Train.)
  • Robertson, Anne Jacobson, The Road Home, James Carlson, 1996.
  • Roosenburg, Henriette, The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Pleasantville, N.Y.:  Akadine Press, 2000 (orig. pub. 1957).  (This is not to be confused with Jack Fishman’s book of almost the same name.)
  • Rossiter, Margaret L., Women in the Resistance, New York: Praeger Publishers, 1986.
  • Sheeran, James J., No Surrender, A World War II Memoir, New York: Berkley Caliber, Pengin, 2011.
  • Shiber, Etta, Paris Underground, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943.
  • Shoemaker, Lloyd, Escape Factory: The Story of MIS-X, New York: St. Martin’s, 1990.
  • Shuff, Derek, Evader, Staplehurst, Kent, England: Spellmont, 2003.  (About the first man helped by the  Comet Line.)
  • Simpson, William, One of Our Pilots Is Safe, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. (Description of Spain and the British Embassy in 1941 in the last chapter.)
  • Smith, Larry, Trouble, New York: Page Publishing Inc., 2018.
  • Sniders, Edward, Flying In, Walking Out: Memories of War and Escape, 1939-1945. Barnsley, So. Yorkshire: Len Cooper, 1999.)
  • Snyder, Steve, Shot Down, The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, Seal Beach, CA: SeaBreeze Publishing, 2015.
  • Sømme, Sven, Another Man’s Shoes, Clifton-Upon-Teme, Worcestershire, UK: Polperro Heritage Press, 2005.
  • South, Oron P., It’s the Little Things, Escape and Evasion During World War II, U.S. Arctic, Desert, Tropic Information Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, ADTIC Publication No. G-100, July 1950.  (I obtained a photocopy from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA and posted it on this website at
  • Spiller, H.J., Ticket to Freedom, Wellingborough, England: William Kimber, 1988.
  • Stevens, Marc H., Escape and Evasion and Revenge, the True Story of a German-Jewish RAF Pilot who Bombed Berlin and Became a POW. South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2009.
  • Stourton, Edward, Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees, New York: Doubleday, 2013.
  • Strubbe, Fernand, Geheim Oorlog 40/45, De Inlichtings en Actiediensten in België, Tielt, Belgium: Uitgerverij Lannoo nv, 1992.
  • Sunderman, Lt. Col. James F., Air Escapes and Evasion, NY: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1963.
  • Tanham, George K., Contribution a L’Histoire de la Resistance Belge 1940-1944, Brussels: Presses Universitaires de Bruxelles, 1971.
  • Trimble, Lee with Jeremy Dronfield, Beyond the Call, The True Story of One World War II Pilot’s Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front, New York: Berkley Caliber, 2015.
  • Tunstall, Peter, The Last Escaper, The Untold Story of the Legendary World War II Bomber Pilot, “Cooler King” and Arch Escape Artist, New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2015.
  • Vaculik, Serge, Air Commando, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1955.  (Crossed the Pyrenees.)
  • Van der Linden, Peter, Kampina Airborne, Airborne evaders of the Kampina Forest, Boxtel: Heemkundekring Boxtel, 2013.  (Also published in Dutch.)
  • Vanderstok, Bob, War Pilot of Orange, Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1987.  Out of 76 men who escaped from Stalag Luft III, Vanderstok was one of only three who made it back to England.
  • Van Driel, Bert, Partisans in the Biesbosch, A Tale of Dutch Resistance During World War II, Melbourne: Chandos DI Bookshop, 1988.
  • Van Remmerden, H., In the Shadow of the Swastika, The Double Life of a Resistance Leader in World War II Occupied Holland, Boise, Idaho: LithoCraft, Inc., 1996.  To read a copy of the book on the website of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society, click here.
  • Verhoeyen, Etienne, La Belgique Occupée, Brussels: DeBoeck Université, 1994.
  • Warren, Geoff, Cheryl Padgham, and Philippe Connart, “Comet Alternative Passages,” unpublished report, 2009.
  • Watt, George, The Comet Connection, Escape from Hitler’s Europe, Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.  A new edition was published in 2007 as Escape from Hitler’s Europe: An American Airman Behind Enemy Lines.
  • Weber, Guy, Évadés, Voyageurs sans passeport, Brussels: Louis Musin Éditeur, 1979.
  • Weber, Ronald, The Lisbon Route, Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe, Ivan R. Dee: Lanham, Maryland, 2011.
  • Whitby, H.A. Morton, Courage Her Passport, the Story of Marie Augusta Krauss, London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1963.
  • Wilcox, Thomas C., One Man’s Destiny, Mogadore, Ohio: Telcraft Books, 1992.
  • Woodruff, Gordon Thomson, Getaway, Orewa, New Zealand: Riverside Publications, 1999.
  • Woodrum, Henry C., Walkout, New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2010.  From the book cover: “Walkout not only relays the incredible story of a young American behind enemy lines during pivotal months of World War II but also illustrates the quiet heroism displayed by American airmen and the French Resistance….”  A news story about the book and Woodrum’s experiences is to be found at

  • Yeager, Gen. Chuck, Yeager, An Autobiography, New York : Bantam Books, 1985.
  • Yoors, Jan, Crossing, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971.
  • Zinck, Ray E., The Final Flight of Maggie’s Drawers, A Story of Survival, Evasion and Escape, Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Co., 1998.

2 responses to “Escape and Evasion

  1. Neil Matthews

    Trying to find as much about Stalag Holland A

  2. Do you have Harry Dolph’s book in a digital version?

    Cas Straatman

    No, I don’t. I am not sure if it is available in digital. I have a vague recollection from a few years ago of corresponding with someone at the Resistance Museum in Amsterdam where they were preparing a display about Dolph’s experiences. They might be able to help you.

    Best wishes,
    Bruce Bolinger

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