This book charts one man's time during World War II - tracing a narrative that begins in New York, travels to Syracuse, stops in Texas, and culminates in England and the skies over Germany. It is the saga of a young man from Bensonhurst who became a navigator in the Army Air Force and who, when he came back home, safe and sound and still in uniform, posed proudly with his parents on the roof of their apartment house. The war was over, the Nazis vanquished. Seventy years later, that huge moment in history still resonates – in textbooks and films, in museums and memoirs, in poetry and prose. This is Irving Schreiber's contribution, written with honesty and insight and a great sense of craftsmanship. Today, Irving lives with his wife of 60 years, Dottie, in Fresh Meadows, Queens. They are the proud parents of three and the joyful grandparents of six.