My Father, My Friends
This book features ten veterans who share their memories of their World War II experiences.
These men lived through the inherent dangers of the war—whether attacking a surfaced German submarine, bailing out of a disabled bomber or a fighter plane on fire, landing cargo gliders behind enemy lines amidst gunfire, fighting in vicious aerial combat, or tending to the wounded and dying after a horrendous kamikaze attack on the USS Saratoga. Veterans include: a radar operator and a radio operator who served together on a B-24 Liberator; a B-17 engineering officer; four glider pilots who flew the Waco CG-4A and British Horsa; and three fighter pilots who flew the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, and F6F Hellcat. Their stories unfold largely in their own words—whether derived from verbal interviews or from poignant and detailed handwritten journals. Typed excerpts from these remarkable journals are included; much of this personal history has not been previously published. Foreword by Budd Davisson, Editor-in-Chief, Flight Journal.
6”x9” paperback, 264 pages, more than 270 photos.