Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fighter Pilot by Lt LC Beck Jnr

The autobiography of 1st Lieutenant L.C. Beck Jnr, a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 406th Fighter Group, who crash-landed in France during a mission.  Whilst a guest of the French Resistance, Beck put pen to paper.  
Holed-up in a small room on the third floor of a cafe while awaiting French resistance fighters to smuggle him out of German -held territory, Beck decided to write his autobiography—on the back of old cafe minus! When the time came to move on to Paris as the first stop to freedom, he placed his manuscript in a box with his parents address and instructed his French host, Paulette, to mail it when victory was achieved. His parents received the package on January 6, 1946.  What happened to Lt. Beck from then on came from others who survived the war.
read review by Robert Huddleston here @ History News Network

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