Georgio Italiano

Georgio Italiano

by Harry D. George


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Young and in love and heading off to war with pilot's wings and heroes dreams, then shot down and on the run for 78 days in the mountains north of Florence - from cockpit to caveman, from hunter to hunted - until three noble and brave Italian men and their families provide food and friendship - a real sense of home until American troops arrive.

Get to know the pilot and his wife through his letters home from training, from the journey overseas, and from the base on Corsica. Listen to his wartime tale of terror and joy - as told to his son in his final months, as he was dying.

Learn about Catch-23, this pilot's rebuttal to the ealier book which mocked and satirized the service of those who were stationed on Corsica and flew B-25's over Italy and France.

It's a story you won't soon forget!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552125380
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2001
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Harry D. George (1918-1990) was born and raised in Coatesville, PA. Mr. George worked for Lukens Steel Co. prior to and after WWII, becoming Superintendent of Lukenweld, a subsidiary specializing in fabrication. Thereafter, he joined International Mill Services, a slag-processing firm with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil where he was Vice President of Operations and subsequently, Vice President of Research. He retired in 1973 at the age of 55. Thereafter, he consulted internationally.

Harry D. George, Jr. (1949- ) was raised in Parkesburg, PA, attended the University of Pennsylvania, and the Washington College of Law at American University. He practiced corporate law for 23 years and, in 1998, took a mid-life sabbatical to pursue interests in writing and marine photography. He lives in the Chicago area.

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