web site hit counter Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner

Availability: Ready to download

An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew. Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago. Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17. Dozens of photographs help readers envision both Tony Korkuc’s fateful flight and his nephew’s dogged search for the truth. A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions.


Compare

An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew. Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago. Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17. Dozens of photographs help readers envision both Tony Korkuc’s fateful flight and his nephew’s dogged search for the truth. A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions.

21 review for Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner

  1. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Sankey

    Searching for details about the 1944 death of his uncle, the ball turret gunner in a B-17 bomber, the author has to teach himself the ropes of amateur historical research and government documents. This is a realistic look at the joys and intense frustrations of digging for information, including the pitfalls of oral history, the need to read German if you go dig in their archives, the unreliability of memory and why you should think things out before cold calling witnesses and blurting "Hey, wer Searching for details about the 1944 death of his uncle, the ball turret gunner in a B-17 bomber, the author has to teach himself the ropes of amateur historical research and government documents. This is a realistic look at the joys and intense frustrations of digging for information, including the pitfalls of oral history, the need to read German if you go dig in their archives, the unreliability of memory and why you should think things out before cold calling witnesses and blurting "Hey, were you the informer in the German POW camp?" This is actually a good cautionary tale about what you can actually reconstruct from the past and how it affects the people involved

  2. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Great book! My uncle was the pilot of the crew.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shaunaly Higgins

  4. 4 out of 5

    Míceál Ó Gealbháin

  5. 5 out of 5

    John

  6. 5 out of 5

    Paul Plante

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jason Sniegowski

  8. 4 out of 5

    SkipO

  9. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marni

  11. 4 out of 5

    David

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fritz Worley

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christina

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amy Pauwels

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tracie Finan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ken

  19. 5 out of 5

    Emma

  20. 5 out of 5

    Joe

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chandel

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.