Author Name: Maureen Buick
Book Title: Finding Bomb Boogie: A Daughter’s Search to Rediscover Her Father–the World War II Bomber Boy, Prisoner of War, and American Veteran
“Finding Bomb Boogie” is the story of a daughter discovering her father’s war history long after he is gone—the quiet World War II veteran and tail gunner on a B-17 named “Bomb Boogie” flying bombing missions over Nazi Germany, the bomber boy of twenty-one years, scared of heights, parachuting twice out of a plane to his capture by the Germans, the resilient airman held in a prisoner of war camp for twenty-two months who spent his twenty-fourth birthday on a forced march in one of the coldest winters in over fifty years, the daredevil who rolled down a hill during the march to escape detention in another prison camp, and the tired, emaciated young man who finally made it home, only to fight more battles. Finding Bomb Boogie will inspire anyone interested in breaking through their sounds of silence to find their veteran’s stories before they quietly slip away.
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Maureen became a World War II history buff after she retired from a nursing career and had the opportunity to research her father’s war story. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and is writing a second book about World War II prisoners of war.
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