The Secret Agent: In Search of America’s Greatest World War II Spy (Kindle Single) AudiobookPin It
by Stephan Talty
Eric Erickson was the most critical American spy of Planet War II. He also had a magic formula to preserve.
In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a hazardous mission inside the 3rd Reich: finding the leading-mystery artificial oil crops that kept the German war device working. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the part of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and disowned his Jewish very best friend, then flew to Berlin, exactly where he charmed Himmler and signed worthwhile oil offers with the architects of the Last Remedy. All the while, he was checking out the oil refineries and passing their coordinates to Allied Bomber Command, who destroyed the plants in a collection of B-seventeen raids, helping to finish the war early.
After the war, Erickson’s was revealed as a magic formula agent and received the Medal of Independence for his bravery. William Holden even performed him in a hit Hollywood motion picture. For a quick moment in the early ’60…