Silent Wings At War Pa

Silent Wings At War Pa

by John L. Lowden, Jl Lowden

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ISBN-13: 9781588340344
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 09/17/2002
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 696,138
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

John L. Lowden flew as a second lieutenant in the 1st Allied Airborne Army in Europe during World War II. His awards include the Air Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Bronze Arrowhead of initial assault troops, and seven unit battle stars. He lives in Wilmington, N.C.

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AF_Vet More than 1 year ago
The politicians and generals had their historians who captured history from the sterile heights of their lofty positions, but the fighting men making the history were seldom visible from those heights. Accordingly, most historical accounts are too sterile and far from complete, especially those accounts of war. WW II Combat Glider Pilots were ignored by the Army Air Force because they were too much like ground soldiers and the Army ignored them because they were too much like aviators. This book gives voice to a few amazing Glider Pilots and their engagements while exposing their essential contributions to our victory. They were, indeed, brave, skilled and heroic men who flew into harms way in cloth covered gliders as pilots and fought their way home as foot soldiers. Although poorly lead and badly utilized at times, their actions saved lives, shortened the war and brought honor to those who those who serve -- especially those who fly and fight. Read it to understand how the invisible makes victory visible.