Long Story: Coming of Age in a B-24

Long Story: Coming of Age in a B-24

by Dauna Coulter
Long Story: Coming of Age in a B-24

Long Story: Coming of Age in a B-24

by Dauna Coulter

Paperback(World War II B-24 Nose Gunner Memoir ed.)

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Young James Daniels is eager to join the army after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor in December 1941. He wants to do his part, save the world – and look sharp in that Army Air Corps uniform! Slight of build, he has to eat 10 pounds of bananas on weigh-in day to qualify for service

James ends up in Lecce, Italy, with the 15th Air Force, and endures 45 harrowing missions as a nose gunner in the B-24 Liberator, rudely forcing him to come of age. His experiences, especially one great tragedy, profoundly change him emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, leaving him with a crucial question that haunts him for decades. When he is once again engaged in a battle for his life, the answer becomes clear.

Coulter's heart-rending account of her father's trials, tribulations, and triumphs is based on stories he's told her, and on his wartime diary entries and letters home. Long Story is a testament to the human spirit and will leave you full of admiration for one man's bravery, humor, resilience, and grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578960302
Publisher: Dauna Coulter
Publication date: 08/23/2021
Edition description: World War II B-24 Nose Gunner Memoir ed.
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Dauna Coulter is a writer, avid runner, hiker, camper, and dog-lover. Her idea of happy hour is sitting with her dogs next to a campfire with a cold beer in her hand. She prefers flips flops and tennis shoes to dress shoes. She's an early riser, innovative, energetic, fit, positive, and tenacious (okay, stubborn). She and her husband Steve were blessed with two sons, Nick and Dan. Nick, the oldest, was killed in a car wreck in 1998 at age 16. Every good thing Dauna does is in honor of him. Her grandson, 13 year old Isaac, is already an aspiring writer.
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