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Serenade to the Big Bird

A New Edition of the Classic B-17 Tribute

Serenade to the Big Bird
Bert Stiles By (author)
9780764313967
Product ID:  472
$42.99
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2001/09/20
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Limited ***

6.0 X 9.0 in
160 pg


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

Description

After completing a tour of duty (thirty-five missions) in B-17s, Bert Stiles transferred to a fighter squadron. Just four months later he was killed in action on an escort mission to Hanover, Germany, on November 26, 1944. Stiles' book was written in the period between his two tours. Serenade to the Big Bird portrays the tragedy of war, and specifically the loss to the world of a fine, sensitive, talented writer who had only a short time to prove his merit. He died at twenty-three.

Author Bio

After completing a tour of duty (thirty-five missions) in B-17s, Bert Stiles transferred to a fighter squadron. Just four months later he was killed in action on an escort mission to Hanover, Germany, on November 26, 1944.