For This Marvelous Country: Counting on Me to Get Them Back Home

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For This Marvelous Country is the true life story of a B-17 combat pilot in the Eighth Air Force, 92nd Bombardment Group in the European Operational Theater of WWII. Bill struggles through twenty-five combat missions, including the epic air battle, Schweinfurt. Then, after a stint in the States, he volunteers for a second tour, anxious for combat and eager for the responsibility of a crew. Bill and Marg's wartime correspondence began in 1943 at her mother's persistence. Their letters were "friendly, but not ...
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Overview

For This Marvelous Country is the true life story of a B-17 combat pilot in the Eighth Air Force, 92nd Bombardment Group in the European Operational Theater of WWII. Bill struggles through twenty-five combat missions, including the epic air battle, Schweinfurt. Then, after a stint in the States, he volunteers for a second tour, anxious for combat and eager for the responsibility of a crew. Bill and Marg's wartime correspondence began in 1943 at her mother's persistence. Their letters were "friendly, but not familiar"; a reflection of Bill's military training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615336053
  • Publisher: Carol Rose Offutt
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Rose Offutt is married, the mother of two adult children, a former college instructor and a member of the 92nd USAAF-USAF Memorial Association. A few years ago she spoke with several men she found crying as they knelt by a B-17 Flying Fortress on display. She then took a tour of that refurbished relic of a plane. With that personal experience, she realized why her father woke in sweat from frantic nightmares and why her mother was so smitten with her flyboy, Bill.
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