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Leaders & Notable People
  • Author:
    Dale VanBlair
  • ISBN:
    1414008163
  • ISBN13:
    978-1414008165
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  • Publisher:
    AuthorHouse; Rev ed. edition (December 2, 2003)
  • Pages:
    344 pages
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    Leaders & Notable People
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Looking Back: A Tail Gunner''s View of WWII is the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic story of the author''s service in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945. VanBlair was tail gunner with a B-24 crew and flew missions over Europe from December 1942 until April 1944.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Looking Back: A Tail Gunner's View of WWII. Publisher: AuthorHouse. Publication Date: 2003. Written to honor the memory of his crew, the book is especially dedicated to Albert Spadafora, his friend who was more like a brother.

Looking Back: A Tail Gunner's View of WWII.

Dale VanBlair wrote a book, Looking Back: A Tail Gunner’s View of WWII, which details his days in Europe from December 1943 to April 1944. VanBlair talks about the plane that he had to ditch in. Derik Holtmann News-Democrat. Between missions during World War II, buddies Dale VanBlair and Albert Shorty Spadafora picked out a bracelet for Shorty’s fiancée at a jewelry store in England. He was like a brother to me, VanBlair said. I really liked Shorty. Unfortunately, he lost his life on a bombing mission in March 1944.

The success of Looking Backward provoked a spate of sequels, parodies, satires, dystopian, and 'anti-utopian' responses Directly 'anti-Bellamy' responses: Bachelder, J. . The back-and-forth nature of the debate is illustrated by the subtitle of Geissler's 1891 Looking Beyond, which is "A Sequel to 'Looking Backward' by Edward Bellamy and an Answer to 'Looking Forward' by Richard Michaelis". The book was translated into Bulgarian in 1892.

a tail gunner's view of WWII. Published 2003 by 1st Books in . Rev. by Dale VanBlair. Written in English. Aerial gunners, American Aerial operations, American Personal narratives, Biography, Campaigns, United States, United States. Army Air Forces, United States. Bombardment Group (Heavy), 448th, World War, 1939-1945. The Teacher’s Book contains the teaching notes and answer keys The Resource Disc has photocopiable extra activities, a variety of Tests with audio, plus video scripts from the Students’ book.

Dale R. VanBlair was tail gunner with a B-24 crew in the 448th Bomb Group, with whom he flew . A gripping narrative of terrifying action in WWII, the book describes in vivid detail the experience of the remote tail gunner’s position. VanBlair was tail gunner with a B-24 crew in the 448th Bomb Group, with whom he flew missions over Germany from December 1943 to April 1944. Severely damaged by flak and fighters, they were forced to ditch in the North Sea with the loss of five men.

Library descriptions. Looking Back: A Tail Gunner''s View of WWII is the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic story of the author''s service in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945.

Looking Back: A Tail Gunner''s View of WWII is the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic story of the author''s service in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945. S/Sgt. VanBlair was tail gunner with a B-24 crew and flew missions over Europe from December 1942 until April 1944. Written to honor the memory of his crew, the book is especially dedicated to Albert Spadafora, his friend who was more like a brother. You'll share his grief when Albert is killed, his anxious moments as he flies through the flak-filled skies over Berlin and watches German fighters gang up on lagging B-24s, the sadness of seeing the empty beds of men whose planes are lost. The climax of the book is his account of the crew''s last mission, when they lead a formation to Berlin. His hard by flak and fighters, they ditch in the North Sea with the loss of five men. You''ll be caught up in his description of the ditching, his struggle to escape the wreckage, and his thoughts as he floats for an hour in the icy-cold water while realizing that his chances of survival are slim.

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Looking Back: A Tail Gunner's View of WWII
Is an honest, engaging recount of one's life during WWII.
This book isn't a tale of international intrigue; nor is it a compilation of military reports specifying tactics and a chain-of-command. It is, merely, an honest account of a man's lifetime during a young man's few years. Dale acknowledges; his inclination to avoid trudging through Europe, his desire to avoid emotional confrontation with his parents as he decides to actively serve in the Armed Forces, the antics of young servicemen, attitude and unacknowledged actions towards questionable moral behavior, and one's puzzlement when attempting to recall details of his airplane falling through the sky and sinking into the ocean.
A reader might expect any story of WWII to be laden with sadness; however, Dale's youthful perspective manages to recall the moments of humor that typically enable one to endure and to eventually heal. The comradeship and respect amongst the servicemen he encountered creates a heartfelt touch of intimacy to his story. In doing so, Dale brings the reader to an enlightened view of life during WWII. The reader inevitably must offer grateful thanks to all Veterans of Service.
Thank You,
Lori Jean
(a Generation X beneficiary)
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This was a fascinating and easy to read book!! Very well written and presented in way which all people can understand. It's funny, yet serious, suspenseful, sad but also very happy...basically it hits the full range of emotions. I highly recommend!