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E. John Knapp's new book "Poet Flyer" tells of his experiences as a navigator with the 100 Bomb Group in England during WWII. Mr Knapp wrote poetry during the war, and recently pulled together his thoughts in new poetry. His poems don't get in the way of the story, but out the power of love as well as the irony of war time circumstances. It made me both laugh and cry. Sharon Hanson, Minneapolis. "Poet Flyer" is magnificent inspiring, and a beautiful testimony to a life lived to and beyond the edges of creativity! I have read it from cover to cover and keep returning to it. You have given me some insights into WWII which was raging when I was born in 1943. Two of my mothers brothers fought in the European Theater. They never talked about their war time experiences, as so many soldiers put it behind them when the war was over - or so we thought. I wonder how many times through the years you have as ked God why you were saved when your crew was lost. And I trust that you found many reasons because you had so much to give in so many ways. (My poet teacher) Linda Conradi. Duluth MN. Just finished John's Knapp's book "Poet Flyer" and it was wonderful and such an emotional experience to read. Elly Sachs, Minneapolis. "Poet Flyer" pays tribute to fellow aviators, and the bride he left behind. Two fried eggs and a generous side of country fried potatoes chilled on my breakfast plate as I sat immersed in the book in front of me. My usually ferocious appetite was sidetracked that morning by an entrancing World War II memoir. Turning the pages, I realized this was much more than an old soldier's account of his glory days, it is a portrait of life changing events, a tribute to his fallen comrades and a love letter to his soul mate. His 35 missions complete Knapp became a ground pounder working in S-2 Intelligence until the end of the war. At the urging of his offspring he sat down Knapp sat down two years ago to tell the story of his great adventure and even greater loss. Debra Wolfe, writer of ACTIVE Times, Jefferson City News Tribune. Marcia, - Thinking how to get you and John recognition for your amazing book, "Poet Flyer". I would like to help do anything I can to get you and John the recognition you deserve. Casie Marsh, St. Louis, MO. Normally I don't have much to do with lieutenants, being a retired PFC myself, but in your case I'll very generously make an exception. I just finished your book, and I was as moved as you would wish any of your readers to be. Just beautiful. I hope your life in MO is everything you want it to be, because we really miss you up here. Stay well, and keep in touch. Evan Sachs, Minneapolis