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No ordinary life : memoir of a WWII bombardier

In 1942, Glenn W. King was in his first semester at the University of Wyoming-Laramie when he joined the United States Army Air Forces. He became a bombardier with the 385th Bombardment Group, flying from England's Great Ashfield airbase. On his twenty-third combat mission, Glenńђةs plane was shot down near Oschatz, Germany. He was picked up by the Wehrmacht and sent to Stalag Luft XIIID, a prisoner of war camp in Nuremberg. Starvation was the order of the day. Forced to march more than one hundred miles to Stalag Luft VIIA in Moosburg, Glenn and his fellow officers began to "liberate" potatoes and turnips (and the occasional chicken) from the farmers along the roadway. A can of tuna, part of a Red Cross food parcel, was tucked into his sodden coat pocket. Every morning, he vowed to hold on to it for just one more day. This is Glenńђةs incredible story of resilience in the waning days of the Second World War and his safe return home to complete college and pursue an engineering career in the petroleum industry. Bombardier, roustabout, roughneck, student, husband, father, oil executive, public speaker, arbitrator, crime fighter, and car guy. His has been no ordinary life
Print Book, English, 2014
1st edition
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [Place of publication not identified], 2014