Alcatraz Escapees in the Bahamas
About the Book
Three men escaped from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962. Freddie Pinder’s mom died in May of 1962. He was almost five years old at the time. Freddie went to live with his great-aunt in a remote region of Grand Bahama Island in June of 1962. About a month later, in July of 1962, three mysterious white men came by boat and lived in the bush behind his great-aunt’s farm. They lived behind her farm for years. At first, they came daily to their home for water and food. After a while, Freddie’s cousin helped them to dig and construct a well. In Alcatraz Escapees in the Bahamas, you will learn about the daily lives of these men who look just like the mug shots of the three escapees. You will discover the story of how a young Bahamian boy used to go fishing with Alcatraz escapee, alleged Clarence Anglin, on this island. Within this book, you will be comparing photos of this man to the mug shot of Clarence Anglin. The discourse that Freddie Pinder and Peter Wohlfelder had with US Marshals, the FBI, and a criminal photo expert will be disclosed. You will read how these three escapees went from living as prisoners on Alcatraz Island to living as free men on a lush subtropical island.
About the Author
Peter Wohlfelder was a missionary in the Bahama Islands during the 1970s. He worked with the Island Missionary Society. After three and a half years, he returned to the States and met his wife, Norma Jane. They have three children. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg College and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. Peter is an exercise enthusiast, including taking bike rides and brisk walks on nature trails.