Not Home for Christmas: A Day in the Life of the Mighty by Meurs John PDF

By Meurs John

whilst writer John Meurs used to be a nine-year-old schoolboy residing in Nazi-occupied Holland, an American B-17 bomber crashed at the back of his residence close to the village of Apeldoorn. The date was once Sunday, November 26, 1944. Meurs constantly desired to comprehend extra approximately what occurred within the air on that Thanksgiving Sunday. So, greater than sixty years later he begun learning the B-17. He quick came across that the bomber was once a part of the eighth Air strength Air strive against Command. Meurs findings intrigued him and after learning many fascinating evidence, Meurs concentrated his study at the 34 heavy bombers of the amazing 8th that have been misplaced that day. He accumulated the non-public tales of veterans who lived via it, households of veterans misplaced, and witnesses of the crashes. those first-hand reminiscences, captured during this e-book, offer a compelling and terrifying account of the truth of conflict. because of the noble males of the amazing 8th who wouldn't be domestic for Christmas in 1944 and their comrades in fingers, many of us internationally now stay in peace and freedom.

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