Yorkie Doodle Dandy is Corporal William A. Wynne's story about Smoky, a tiny Yorkshire Terrier found in a New Guinea foxhole during World War II. Smoky helped save the lives of servicemen who were faced with imminent airfield attack. Wynne's own life was spared while under a shipboard kamikaze attackled by Smoky. Smoky is credited internationally for her therapy work in hospitals and care facilities. Post-war, Smoky continued therapy work and performed on live television with Bill as trainer. Smoky ultimately proved to the world the therapeutic value of dogs to people during war, conflict, and recovery, as well as in friendship, entertainment, and hope.
Author William A. Wynne is nationally recognized for his award-winning black and white photography. While specializing in horticulture during high school, he took an elective course in photography, which changed his life forever. In 1944, the 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force placed Wynne directly into the Pacific Theater of WWII, where he became Smoky's best friend.
|Publisher:||Smoky War Dog, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|
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"Bill, Newt could learn from SMOKY" --OUR YORKIE DOODLE DANDY. From National Syndicated Columnist
Smoky Served in the South Pacific with the 5th Air Force, 26th Photo Recon Squadron Flew 12 combat air/sea rescue and photo recon missions, entertained troops with Special Services, and in hospitals in the Pacific (Mascot). Smoky was awarded best mascot in the South Pacific by Yank Down Under Magazine. She also assisted engineers in getting airbase operational at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon (War Dog) Back in the states, after the war she entertained millions during late 40's and early 50's
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book will touch the hearts of many readers along with true dog lovers. The devotion of animal to owner and owner to this amazing animal is a true testament to friendship and trust. This book is a 'must read' and I have had the great opportunity to meet this author, after I lost my own Yorkie, and the passion is just as real in person as it is in print. I can only hope he publishes a sequal to this grand story.
After meeting the author face to face I can say without question, the memory lives on of this and other War Dogs. A memorial is being erected this year in my town in honor of Smoky and others. Send this book to loved ones now serving or ever served in the military. It will lift their spirits and yours.