D-Day and Beyond: A True Story of Escape and POW Survival

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9781572493629: D-Day and Beyond: A True Story of Escape and POW Survival

A true account of WWII veteran Stanley E. Edwards, Jr., a C47 pilot with the 82nd Airborne Division, and his struggles to survive in enemy territory and in prison camps as a POW.

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D-Day and Beyond is a fascinating true account of WWII veteran Stanley E. Edwards, Jr., a C47 pilot with the 82nd Airborne Division, and his struggles to survive in enemy territory and in prison camps as a POW.

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Julie Phend holds a BA in English and Theater from Valparaiso University and an MS in education from the University of Wisconsin. She currently teaches English at Lincoln Junior High where Stanley Edwards spoke to her students about his World War II experiences, which inspired this book. Ms. Phend, a native of Wausau, Wisconsin, resides in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband, Jack. They have two grown children.

Stanley E. Edwards, Jr., enlisted in the army in 1941 and attended flight school in Granada, Mississippi, before being sent to England prior to his D-Day mission and eventual capture by the Germans. After returning from the war, he married and raised four daughters in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Mr. Edwards was also a member of the Association of Former Prisoners of Stalag Luft III, maintaining contact with his fellow POWs for over 50 years.

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