About Joe Moser
This is the story of Joseph F. Moser, a World War II fighter pilot with an amazing story to tell. Joe very narrowly survived bailing out of his P-38 with an engine on fire. He was quickly caught by the Germans and sent on the very last train out of Paris–just before the Allies entered. On the train were 167 other Allied flyers–all except him held by the French Underground until betrayed and turned over to the Gestapo by a Nazi agent. They were sent to Buchenwald on orders from Berlin to be executed as “terrorfliegers.” Four days before their scheduled extermination, they were rescued by Luftwaffe officers and shipped instead to the most famous POW camp in Germany–Stalag Luft III. Joe was placed in the very barracks where just one month before, Allied flyers had tunneled out and temporarily escaped. The famous movie “The Great Escape” tells that story. But, as the Allies approached, Joe and the others were sent on a death march to another camp which he barely survived.
Joe, as of early 2008, is a spry, quiet, humble 86 year old gentleman living with his wife Jean in Ferndale, Washington, his home town.
This blog will have the chapters of the autobiography I am ghost writing for Joe.
If you come across this, let me know and tell me what you think. All messages will be past to Joe and his wife Jean and they would love to hear from you.