Tag Archive: Aviation History

Flying Into Hell

Posted on February 28, 2023 5:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

During WWII, Frank Murphy flew twenty-one daylight combat missions with the Mighty Eighth. The odds of returning safely were three to one against. Below is an excerpt from his memoir, Luck of the Draw, in which Frank recounts the harrowing … Read the article

War and Peace

Posted on September 20, 2022 10:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Tom Clavin

78 years ago Joe Moser was shot down during his 44th mission. Joe is the main character in my most recent solo book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. It was published in hardcover … Read the article

Faulkner the Pilot

Posted on April 22, 2022 3:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Taylor Brown

“This was 1915 and ‘16. I had seen an aeroplane and my mind was filled with names: Ball, and Immelman and Boelcke, and Guynemer and Bishop, and I was waiting, biding, until I would be old enough … Read the article

Bomber Down

Posted on April 20, 2022 2:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Kevin Maurer

Writing Damn Lucky was an amazing experience, but one of the frustrations was all the great stuff I left out because it didn’t fit into the narrative. This story is about a crash, a fisherman, and a … Read the article