Colonel Blood, whose mother died when he was very young, grew up during the depression years shuttled from relative to relative until, at age 16, he ventured out on his own. His burning desire to become a pilot was finally fulfilled when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp. in 1942. During a mission over Europe in his P-47, he was shot down by German AAA. With the help of the French Underground he evaded capture and joined the French Resistance movement. He recounts fighting side-by-side with his French comrades, eventual capture by the Germans and subsequent escape, rejoining the French Maquis where his creative plan to liberate two French cities allowed him to rejoin the U.S. forces, after 4 months behind enemy lines. After more than 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, and 17 years with Northrop Corp., he retired to a life of leisure and travel. The story comes full circle when, after 50 years, a series of events leads to a reunion with his French comrades. The word "Hero" is used often, but most deservedly for all the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. After reading this book, you will ask, "When are they going to make the movie?"
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 236 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.54 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1449917054
Book Description CreateSpace, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111449917054