Join author Carole Avriett as she presents the true story of the “Coffin Corner Boys.” Family members of the crew will be here for this talk.
to RSVP, event is $15 and includes the talk and a guided tour.
About Coffin Corner Boys
Their worst fears became a living horror—they had been shot down over Nazi-occupied France. Earlier that morning, Lieutenant George W. Starks and his crew were assigned to the most exposed section of the bomber formation: the “coffin corner.” Now, scattered across the countryside of Champagne, each of the B-17’s ten American crew members discarded his parachutes and began a wartime odyssey—some were hidden by heroic civilians, a few were saved by the gutsy French underground, others fell into the hands of the Nazis, but all miraculously survived.
Former editor of Southern Living, Carole Engle Avriett, collaborates with Captain George W. Starks—now ninety-four years old—on her book, Coffin Corner Boys: One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied France to bring to life astonishing stories from one of America’s last-living WWII heroes and his crew.