The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Author: Erik Dyreborg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595249909

Category: History

Page: 424

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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 30,000 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 Lucky Ones
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Erik Dyreborg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: iUniverse

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
The Lucky Ones
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Julianne Pachico
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: Random House

A literary jigsaw puzzle of a debut novel set in Colombia during the peak of its decades-long conflict, and in New York City While her parents are away, a teenager finds herself home alone, with the household staff mysteriously gone, no phone connection, and news of an insurgency on the
The Lucky Ones
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Linda Williams Jackson
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-12 - Publisher: Candlewick Press

Award-winning author Linda Williams Jackson pulls from her own childhood in the Mississippi Delta to tell the story of Ellis Earl, who dreams of a real house, food enough for the whole family—and to be someone. It’s 1967, and eleven-year-old Ellis Earl Brown has big dreams. He’s going to grow
The Lucky Ones
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Mae M. Ngai
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The Lucky Ones uncovers the story of the Tape family in post-gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco. Mae Ngai paints a fascinating picture of how the role of immigration broker allowed patriarch Jeu Dip (Joseph Tape) to both protest and profit from discrimination, and of the Tapes as the first
We Were the Lucky Ones
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Georgia Hunter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-14 - Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love