THE FLIGHT THAT HELPED WIN A DECISIVE WORLD WAR II BATTLE
A book for anyone who appreciates the Greatest Generation’s wartime sacrifice
It overviews the life of a World War II pilot who signed up with the Army Air Force because he wanted a better life than he expected on his family’s Montana ranch during the Great Depression.
Jim Muri learned to fly and became the pilot of a B-26 medium bomber. He answered the call of duty and, in his first mission, flew a plane nicknamed Susie-Q into battle.
He and his crew of six attacked Japan’s mighty navy head-on on June 4, 1942. Muri buzzed the deck of the carrier Akagi. He brought his bullet-ridden plane and crew safely back to Midway. Muri lived to age 94, able to tell his story of courage during a baptism of fire. I am privileged to share that story with my readers.
All World War II vets, including posthumously my father who came back and his cousin, a Marine who died at Saipan in 1944, appreciate your interest in the lives of men and women whose sacrifices made possible the freedoms we enjoy.
About the Author
Author Dennis Gaub was born in and grew up in Montana. He left to receive a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and began a newspaper reporting career that took him to Colorado, Wyoming and Michigan...