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SKU# 0816321094

By John M Curnow

ISBN: 0816321094 | 224 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2005

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It’s said that in a POW camp only 25 percent of the prisoners are interested in escaping, and only 5 percent are what is known as “dedicated escapers.” John Curnow was one of the 5 percent.

When he lied about his age and joined the Royal Air Force, at age 17, John didn’t know that the life expectancy of an RAF crewman, flying over enemy territory, was calculated in weeks, not years. After his plane exploded, he suddenly found himself riding a parachute down to German-occupied France—the sole survivor among his crewmates.

John Curnow was as determined as anyone on earth to have and defend freedom. Time and again he escaped his captors. But, after each escape, he found himself held captive again. After the war, bad habits and a fast-paced life, going nowhere, held him.

Then one day his arm seemed to be shackled. When his hand refused to turn off the quartet singing “lift Up the Trumpet” on the radio, John began to find his way to true, enduring freedom at last.

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It’s said that in a POW camp only 25 percent of the prisoners are interested in escaping, and only 5 percent are what is known as “dedicated escapers.” John Curnow was one of the 5 percent.

When he lied about his age and joined the Royal Air Force, at age 17, John didn’t know that the life expectancy of an RAF crewman, flying over enemy territory, was calculated in weeks, not years. After his plane exploded, he suddenly found himself riding a parachute down to German-occupied France—the sole survivor among his crewmates.

John Curnow was as determined as anyone on earth to have and defend freedom. Time and again he escaped his captors. But, after each escape, he found himself held captive again. After the war, bad habits and a fast-paced life, going nowhere, held him.

Then one day his arm seemed to be shackled. When his hand refused to turn off the quartet singing “lift Up the Trumpet” on the radio, John began to find his way to true, enduring freedom at last.

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John M Curnow


During WWII John Curnow’s airplane exploded over enemy territory. While God spared his life, it wasn’t until nine years later, working as a tea plantation manager in India, that he gave his heart to God. Then John spent the next thirty years in denominational service on three continents. John is a retired, ordained minister. He lives with his wife Joan in Keene, Texas.

 
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A very young Idealistic British pilot from World War 2 is shot down. He is the only person that survives in his plane.He parachuted out. Why did he make it and all his crew die? .You see John Curnow was not a Christian and I believe That God spared his life because he had Christian plans for John. As a tea plantation manager in India, John began studying the Bible. Because of his Biblical Convictions his first fiance refused to marry him.But after his baptism he prayed for a christian wife and God sent him one ASAP. John began a minister and he and his family served the Lord for over 30 years.