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.
To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||369 KB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781630630089 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
|This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:|
|Canada, United Kingdom, United States|