Behind the Lines
A World War II Story of Escape and Evasion
On April 27, 1944, my father, Jack William Stead, was shot down during a bombing raid over France. What follows is an autobiographical account of his experiences with the French Underground. His life was spared because of the bravery of the men and women who were a part of the French Underground. For that I (his son) and the entire Stead family are forever grateful.
If you would like to print the story in its entirety, then you should go to the PDF version and print it. (Please note that you will need Acrobat Reader to read the PDF version)
If you would like to read the story on-line, the please begin with Behind the Lines--An Introduction.
|Florida State Phone Interview
Before my father died (10/04/2001) he was contacted by Florida State University's Reichelt Program for Oral History
Please feel free to email Robert W Stead at: