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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 - Finalist 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards 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
Finalist 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards 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 one 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: 156
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.33 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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