13 WWII Survivors Piece Together Life on Base in New Book, WWII Diary

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Thirteen storytellers voice the intricacies of war as well as the everyday happenings that took place during their time fighting rival forces in the new book, WWII Diary: Stories by the Airmenof the 22nd Bomb Squadron of World War II. In 2002, secretary-treasurer of the 22nd Bomb Squadron Association, David K. Hayward, compiled a list of stories available primarily to the members of the association, and now available for the public to enjoy. These 94 stories, written by 13 members of the squadron, bring out the reality of events, determination of the soldiers, fear for their lives, boredom of waiting for action, and the occasional fun moments. The reader will experience the excitement of combat missions, primitive living among poisonous snakes and malarial-bearing mosquitoes, the cultural oddities of India, fun and games at the poker table, the tragic loss of friends in combat, finding religion, and much more to expand their knowledge of the reality of war. The graphics of squadron pilot John A. Johns accompany these short stories, creating an interactive and entertaining read for those interested in the culture of World War II.

WWII Diary: Stories by the Airmen of the 22nd Bomb Squadron of World War II is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-460-2) and eBook format (ISBN 978-1-62137-480-0) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.haywardbooks.com.

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