My Father's Journey; American Pilot to German P.O.W. and Back

n.p. Cynthia Baldwin Avery, 2020. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. ix, [1], 318, [8] pages. Illustrations (including diagrams/maps). Footnotes. Short ink notation inside the front cover. Minor wear and soiling. Cindy Avery was born and raised in the small village of Aurora, New York, where her family had settled in 1795. She grew up knowing her father had been a World War II B-24 pilot who had been shot down over Germany, captured, and held as a German P.O.W. for a year. For the nearly twenty years after her father shared more details of his story, she dreamed of writing a book that filled in the gaps of his journey. After a long career in teaching and institutional fundraising, she retired to devote time to his extraordinary story. She says, “Writing My Father’s Journey was a roller coaster ride. It was fun-filled and heart-wrenching. It was, at times, hard to write and even harder to read. I went on some educational side trips when Dad casually referenced something that piqued my curiosity. I learned even more about him as well as the history of that time and the other men and women who represented ‘the Greatest Generation.’”. My Father's Journey is about one man's poignant journey from idyllic childhood in Aurora, New York, to World War II pilot in England to prisoner of war in a desolate camp in German-occupied Poland. Experience firsthand Baldwin C. Avery's struggle to survive the 20th century and all it brought—triumphs and tragedies, love and loss, and a legacy of service to country and community—with the power of faith and family at the heart of it all. My Father's Journey unfolds as a daughter delves into her father's collection of letters, journals, newspaper clippings, photos, and memoirs, and pieces them together to re-create his amazing and inspiring story. Condition: Good / No dust jacket issued.

Keywords: WWII, Second World War, B-25, Bomber, Pilot, Prisoner of War, POW, Aurora, New York, Military Service, Army Air Corps, Stalag Luft III

ISBN: 9781735872704

[Book #85093]

Price: $45.00

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