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World War II Dispatches to Akron: An Airman's Letters Home

World War II Dispatches to Akron: An Airman's Letters Home

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On his twenty-sixth horrifying mission over the hostile skies of Nazi Europe, a charismatic bombardier, seated at the nose of a B-17, strapped on his parachute as his disintegrating bomber dropped uncontrollably to the ground. What got him to this point, the ensuing months behind barbed wire and his daily letters written to his family in Akron, Ohio, makes for an emotionally intense memoir. This is the true account of a single unknown individual who stands in for the unsung warriors of the greatest generation during World War II.

Author: Christopher M. Lahurd
Publisher: History Press
Published: 01/30/2017
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780738503592

About the Author
Lahurd, Christopher M.: - Christopher LaHurd was born and raised in Tallmadge, just outside of Akron, Ohio. LaHurd has always been fascinated with military history and international affairs. These interests, along with his grandfather's war letters, eventually resulted in this book. LaHurd earned his bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from the University of Akron and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Chicago with his family.

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