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We Bought a WWII Bomber : The Untold Story of a Michigan High School A B-17 Bomber & the Blue Ridge Parkway!
by Sandra Warren


Overview - During WWII, to help fund the war effort, junior high and senior high students at South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan took part in the "Buy a Bomber" program raising over $375,000 selling War Bonds and Defense Loan Stamps and bought a B-17 Bomber.  Read more...

 
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Overview
During WWII, to help fund the war effort, junior high and senior high students at South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan took part in the "Buy a Bomber" program raising over $375,000 selling War Bonds and Defense Loan Stamps and bought a B-17 Bomber. They christened the bomber, "The Spirit of South High," after which it flew off never to be heard from again, until now. Read the extraordinary tale of how students were able to raise so much money and the incredible "spirit" that led alumni, seventy-two years later, to solve the mystery of what happened to the bomber? This little book exemplifies home front support given to service men and women fighting in WWII. "A fascinating and little known story about the home front in World War 2. All students of History should take note about what can be done when on puts their mind to it." Donald M. Goldstein, Ph.D. Co Author of At Dawn We Slept and Miracle At Midway ..".Writing in the simple, unadorned terms of small-town America during wartime, Warren, a writer from the South High class of 1962, captures the patriotism and community spirit that sparked the students to canvass door-to-door." ..".This bit of local history is a reminder of unheralded resolve and determination by students during WWII." Publishers Weekly/Book Life

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781880175064
  • ISBN-10: 1880175061
  • Publisher: Arlie Enterprises
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 158
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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Books > History > Military - World War II

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

When Americans were called upon to do their part following the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, the students of South High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., did more than their share with their contribution to the 1942 Buy a Bomber campaign. Writing in the simple, unadorned terms of small-town America during wartime, Warren, a writer from the South High class of 1962, captures the patriotism and community spirit that sparked the students to canvass door-to-door. She chronicles the eager pupils who raised more than $75,000 in sales of war bonds and Defense Loan stamps in order to buy a fighter plane. The drive continued to bring in donations and the students subsequently collected more than $300,000 to purchase a B-17 bomber, which was named The Spirit of South High. (Unfortunately, the bomber crashed in a farmers field during a training mission in bad weather.) Warren honors the school leadership, students, and local merchants with lofty praise, while noting some additional government support. This bit of local history is a reminder of unheralded resolve and determination by students during WWII. (BookLife)

 
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