From School to Sky: Joseph's Tale of War

From School to Sky: Joseph's Tale of War

by George Halpern
From School to Sky: Joseph's Tale of War

From School to Sky: Joseph's Tale of War

by George Halpern



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Weeks after the outbreak of World War II, Joseph Halpern's Polish town, Vladimir Volynsky, in what is now part of Ukraine, was annexed by the Russians. Because of his high intelligence, mechanical prowess, and athletic ability, he was soon hand-picked to be an air cadet. On June 22, 1941, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and launched Operation Barbarossa, an all-out attack on Russia. Halpern became a fighter pilot for the Russian Air Force, serving the Allies in trying to bring down the Nazi regime. Later on, Halpern became a special forces commando; trained in martial arts, to withstand torture, see in the dark, hear whispers, disappear in a crowd, and kill with his hands. He was shot down four times, and after cheating death on many occasions (and receiving many military honours), following World War II, he founded the Herzl Orphanage, and helped create the Israeli Air Force. He finally came to Canada and was reunited with his parents he had presumed were dead. He went on to a distinguished career with RCA Victor and the University of Ottawa. Joseph Israel Halpern played a crucial role in NASA's Apollo missions. His initials, JIH, remain carved onto a battery that is still on the moon.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165740138
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 12/27/2021
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

George Halpern is better known as "Georgie Bones," a skilled blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, and performer, who also plays a mean harmonica. He performs a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan with his band Cold Shot. In 2021, he was awarded a life membership by the Toronto Musicians Association. The award cites his "solidarity with...fellow musicians, which helps us to grow as a musicians' community and achieve fair working conditions and dignity as working musicians." For more information, check He has also been a salesperson, entrepreneur, and data technician. He lives in Vancouver with his beloved wife Joan, and has two adult daughters, Mandy and Sarah. From School to Sky: Joseph's Tale of War is his first book, and it demonstrates his long-time interest in history.

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