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Wings Over Normandy, Second Edition: A Story of the B-26 and One Man Who Flew It

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by Harry G. Michaels
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Wings Over Normandy, Second Edition: A Story of the B-26 and One Man Who Flew It by Harry G. Michaels

This story is about one young man of Irish Catholic descent, of emigrant Irish parents, growing up in San Francisco and entering World War II shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During his high school years, he works at the Fisherman's Wharf, where he falls in love with the daughter of a fishing boat skipper. One night, as they are crossing the street to go to dinner in the North Beach District, a random bullet from China Town finds its mark in the chest of the girl he intends to build his life around. The event leaves the young man in a state of anger and despair as the war breaks out. He joins the services and becomes a pilot of a B-26 medium bomber, which eventually takes him into combat in Europe and participation in the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. While recuperating from wounds and emotional exhaustion after a bombing mission in France, he meets and falls in love with an Irish girl. While the book itself is a work of historical fiction, it closely follows the factual history of the WWII era with special reference to the war in Europe and the part played by the Eighth U.S. Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Great Britain.

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Size: 369 KB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781630630089 (DRM-EPUB)

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