On September 13, 1944 a peaceful village in Podhale County was shocked by the event which, during the following few months, was to leave a mark on the history of the area for decades to come. Through the collusion and bravery of villagers and the Polish Underground, the crew of Flying Fortress #44-6412 were able to make their way from Koniowka, Poland to the hands of the Russian allies, and ultimately to safety in Foggia, Italy.

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