A daredevil pilot in the famed 352nd Fighter Squadron, the author of this
remarkable memoir bailed out of his burning Mustang on D-Day+2 and was launched
on a thrilling adventure on the ground in Occupied France
After months of living and fighting with the French Resistance, Ted was
captured by the Wehrmacht, interrogated as a spy and interned in a POW camp -
and made a daring escape just before his deportation to Germany. Nothing
diminished this pilot's talent for spotting the ironic humor in even the most
aggravating or dangerous situations, nor his penchant for extracating his own
improvised and sometimes hilarious version of justice.
A suspensful WWII page-turner and an outrageously witty tale of daring and
friendship, this book brings to vivid life the daily bravery, michief and
intrigues of fighter pilots, Resistance Fighters, and other Allies in the air
and on the ground.
The author recorded his swashbuckling adventures at age 24, after his
discharge and return to the States. Afterward he went into business and
never again put pen to paper. His immediate reminiscence of his wartime
experience - recently found - revel a literary talent that is rare.
By Ted Fahrenwald, Paperback, 288 Pages