New Book Available Now !

By: Erik Dyreborg Copenhagen Denma
On: 11/23/2002

The Lucky Ones
Airmen of the Mighty Eighth
by Erik Dyreborg  
US $ 24.95
Paperback: 422 pages

Narratives of 24 young World War II airmen who beat the odds and lived to tell their stories about escape, captivity, internment, pain, loss and joy.

The Lucky Ones is a collection of stories gathered from the wartime experiences of a few US airmen who served in the 8th Air Force Bomb Groups in England during WWII.
The stories in this collection, narrated by the airmen themselves, recount the harrowing adventures the airmen endured in their most trying missions over Europe. These are stories of encounters with enemy fighters, struggles to control flak-damaged planes, grueling crash landings, and desperate bail-outs from burning planes.
Many airmen, fortunate enough to survive these experiences, were captured by the Germans once on the ground. Their treatment at the hands of their captors is painfully re-told here.
Miraculously some airmen managed to evade captivity and escape the Germans, sometimes as an entire crew.
In the course of the war, more than 26,000 young Americans lost their lives over Europe. As one airman said: “The real heroes...were the many...who died in combat.”
These are the stories of other heroes who survived what seemed certain death. These are the stories of The Lucky Ones.
The airmen in this book served in the following Bomb Groups: 94 – 96 – 303 – 305 – 351 – 381 – 401 – 452 – 492.
Publisher: iUniverse Inc.
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Re: New Book Available Now !

By: Scott McElvain
On: 11/23/2002
Thanks for putting the info on your book on the message board.   Got a few glances through it at the reunion and want to order one myself.

Re: New Book Available Now !

By: Donald Byers
On: 11/26/2002
     I have enjoyed the book very much and thank you and Nelson Liddle for taking the time and getting some signature's on it.  I might have had the first Order of the book who knows.  But you did a great job and appreciate it a lot.  I know there are more stories out there to tell and maybe there will be a follow on book.  This is a must have book for stories of some of the 401st BG people during WWII.

Don Byers
Lubbock Texas