Flight from Gander

On Board A B-24 In The C.B.I.

by Albert Fales


Formats

Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
E-Book
$9.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/30/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781425772420
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781425772437
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 121
ISBN : 9781465328526

About the Book

This is a tale of adventure and learning based on my time in the Air Force in W.W. II. I enlisted in mid 1942 right after graduation from high school. I went through the basics and graduated from Hancock College of Aeronautics pilot school in June of 1943. From here, I was sent to Air Force radio school and subsequently, after several specialty schools, I was assigned to a B-24 as radio operator. I served in this capacity in the C.B.I. For 270 combat hours. We were just getting ready to move to the Pacific area when the war ended after the B-29s dropped a couple atom bombs.


About the Author

I, the author was born on a farm in 1922, about 175 miles north of Detroit, Michigan. My family moved to Standish Michigan at the start of the 1929 crash of the U.S. economy. I enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and served as a radio operator on a B-24 bomber in the C.B.I. in both India and China. Came home in 1945 and was married for 62 years until my girl passed away.