WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived [NOOK Book]

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This is the true story of Second Lieutenant Leonard J Kovar and his battle to survive as a prisoner of war during World War II, as told by him.

Mr. Kovar was a bombardier/navigator on the plane (Con Job) when it was shot down on its eleventh mission. His story begins with an aerial dogfight and continues during his on-foot flight through enemy territory as he struggles to get back to Allied lines while facing heat, hunger, thirst, and death ...
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Overview

This is the true story of Second Lieutenant Leonard J Kovar and his battle to survive as a prisoner of war during World War II, as told by him.

Mr. Kovar was a bombardier/navigator on the plane (Con Job) when it was shot down on its eleventh mission. His story begins with an aerial dogfight and continues during his on-foot flight through enemy territory as he struggles to get back to Allied lines while facing heat, hunger, thirst, and death from enemy soldiers and angry civilians. It also details his eventual capture and his battle to survive imprisonment and forced marches in advance of an oncoming Russian military during the worst winter storm ever recorded in European history.

His is a candid story that provides unique insight into the interactions between American and German soldiers that is rarely seen in this kind of story. He has left nothing out. It's a fresh look at a war that has faded into history but has not faded from people’s minds.
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Floyd Mellon
"WWII PRISONER OF WAR: HOW I SURVIVED tells the story of Len Kovar's experiences as a Prisoner Of War in Germany after his B-24 Heavy Bomber was shot out from under him by enemy fire over Budapest, Hungary during World War II. He tells his compelling story in a sensitive way without dwelling on the horrors of war or the depravity of captivity. It is a book that is hard to put down. Len is an excellent writer" - Floyd Mellon, 1st Lieutenant US Army
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014497831
  • Publisher: Koho Pono, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 875,739
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Len Kovar was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and, at the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. After training, he became a Bombardier / Navigator and served in the 541st Bomb Group, the 727th Squadron of the 15th Air Force, which was located in Foggia, Italy.

During his eleventh mission, Len Kovar was shot down, captured, and became a German Prisoner of War for nine months. This made an impact of the rest of his life.

After the war, Len attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and received a B.A. Degree in Economics. There he met his future wife, Lorraine Bakke. He worked for the University of Minnesota as a Concert and Lecture Advisor before going back to school. Three years later, he graduated from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston where he earned an S.T.M. degree.

Over the years he served churches in Missouri, Montana, Massachusetts, New Zealand and California.

Throughout his life, Len completed further graduate work in the field of counseling utilizing the insights of Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli. He is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in the State of California.
He continues to be active in speaking engagement and study groups. He has earned the rank of Third Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.

As of the first publication of this book, he and his wife of sixty-two years are retired and live in Sacramento, California. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Awesome

    It was a great book and i found it hard to put down. You will love it too

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