Miss Fortune's Last Mission

- Uncovering a Story of Sacrifice and Survival

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Miss Fortune's Last Mission
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
21-04-2016
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
144
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Bill Boyce always wanted to know why his father, William D. Boyce, refused to discuss his tour of duty on a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II. The experience had affected every aspect of his father's life, but an unspoken agreement kept the topic classified: Bill failed to ask, and his father failed to tell. Twenty-five years after his father's death, Bill found the one man who might tell him what his father would not. Ray Noury had flown with Boyce in late 1943 and saved his life. Would Noury be willing to talk? Able to remember? From Noury, Bill learned that on February 22, 1944, a B-24 nicknamed Miss Fortune had crashed into the Czech countryside after being attacked by Luftwaffe fighters over Germany. Of eleven crewmembers, only Noury came home. Had Boyce not received a devastating wound only weeks earlier, he would have been with them on their fatal mission. That conversation led Bill to stacks of old photographs, records and letters, across the United States, and to the Czech Republic. It also led him to John Torrison, who had spent a decade tracking down facts about the crew and his uncle's role as the tail gunner. Together, they pieced together the full story of Miss Fortune and her last mission. A mid-life journey guided by an eighty-nine-year-old veteran taught them about war, love, loss, sacrifice, survival, honor and family. And, through the shared stories of the extended family that formed around Miss Fortune's crew--spouses, children, relatives and grateful Czechs--Bill Boyce finally came to understand his own father.

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Udgivelsesdato:
21-04-2016
ISBN13:
9781931721110
Vægt:
476 g
Dybde:
20 mm
Bredde:
157 mm
Højde:
226 mm
Format:
Hardback
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