"Some of the stories read like combat fiction, with dogfights and shot-up
planes and skies full of fire, at the end of which the pilot comes in on a wing
and a prayer."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"Ayres interviewed these men over a long period of time, presenting their stories freshly and vividly. Another essential read for all World War II history buffs; highly recommended."
LIBRARY JOURNAL (www.libraryjournal.com/article)
"...an absorbing , insightful read."
BILL SLOAN ( Author of THE ULTIMATE BATTLE)
"Travis Ayres is a terrific researcher and storyteller and has written a
remarkable book about remarkable individuals... The Bomber Boys is about
courage, perserverance, and survival - its a perfect example of truth
THE RESIDENT (CT, RI)
"...a well-written, thoughtful tribute...
The stories are told in a flowing, narrative style...
Very human, and therefore very moving."
ROB MORRIS (Author of UNTOLD VALOR - FORGOTTEN STORIES OF
AMERICAN BOMBER CREWS OVER EUROPE IN WW II)
"...a fascinating book about the war life of five American heroes.
George Ahern, my grandfather, was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 Flying Fort-
ress named "Torchy Tess." Although he doesn't like to be referred to as such, along with other men who fought in WW II, he is a true American hero."
Mr. Ayres did a magnificent job capturing the stories of these veterans.
CHARLIE AHERN (Grandson of Bomber Boy, George Ahern)
NEWS UPDATE: Travis L. Ayres will be pay a return visit to The National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LA) this June, to take part in the museum's anniversary events. Check back here for the exact date and event (posting soon). Then, make plans to come by the National WWII Museum to say "Hi" and get a signed copy of The Bomber Boys - Heroes Who Flew The B-17s in WWII.
* See Photos of the Author's 2010 Book Signing/Talk at the National WW II Museum at the bottom of this page:
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