Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Lost Airman

Cover image for The lost airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France

The Lost Airman -
True Story of Escape from Nazi-occupied France

Authors - Seth Meyerowitz with Peter Stevens

      Another story revealed from "The Greatest Generation"!  "This is a never-before-told true story of endurance, perseverance and escape during World War II."  This gem will be a great addition to share with young generations to get a real feel of American and British airmen who were shot down and were helped to escape by the French Resistance.  
    New Years Eve 1943- After the pre-mission briefing and breakfast Arthur Meyerowitz, flight engineer was doing his preflight inspection on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful to make sure it was fit to fly.  Arthur found concerning damage on engine number three, but reporting the warning to the pilot that "the ship was unfit to fly" was completely dismissed to his dismay.  It was to be "Just a Milk Run" as the pilot called this quick mission before the New Year's Eve parties that evening.

     Unfortunately it would be six long months before Arthur's family and girlfriend would hear from him that he was indeed alive and finally in American military protection.  The amazing account that Arthur Meyerowitz's grandson Seth along with Peter Stevens have compiled will keep you riveted to this suspenseful story.  

     I listened to this amazing tale by digital download in RBDigital.  But I also checked out the book from Campbell County Public Library.  The book has a center section of photos that were a great help in visualizing the time period.
 940.54 MEYEROWITZ 2016 

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