Here is the true history of a friendship that almost wasn't.
John Leahr and Herb Heilburn grew up in the same neighborhood and were in the
same third grade class together. They were classmates - not friends -
because Herb was white and John was black.
John and Herb were twenty-one when the United States entered WWII. Herb
became an Army Air Forces B-17 bomber pilot. John flew P-51 fighters. Both
were thrown into the brutal high-altitude bomber war against Nazi Germany,
though they never met because the army was rigidly segregated - only in the air
were black and white American fliers allowed to mix.
Both cme safely home but it took Herb and John another fifty years to meet
again and discover that their lives had run almost side by side through war and
peace. Old friends at last, Herb and John launched a mission to tell young
people why race once made all the difference and why it shouldn't anymore.
By John Fleischman, Hardcover, 160 Pages