Shot Down: The Amazing Story of the B-17 Susan Ruth, Pilot Howard Snyder, and His Crew

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Flying for the United States in WWII was dangerous work,  and the numbers show for it.  In the Eighth Air Force alone, 26,000 men paid the ultimate sacrifice—one half of the casualties in the entire U.S. Army Air Force. It was only by sheer grit and a little bit of luck that Steve Snyder's father, Howard, managed to return from Europe alive, as he and his crew had been shot down over Belgium. Here's Steve to tell the story. 

Be sure to check out Howard's book Shot Down: The True Story of  Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth to read the full story.