I just finished reading Brave & Funny Memories of WWII – By A P-38 Fighter Pilot. What a great read! It’s not often that I read a book cover-to-cover without a break, but this one I did. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. The book was compiled by my friend, Betty Kreisel Shubert. It was written by her husband, Lynn Shubert, now 96 and dealing with Alzheimer’s. Compiled from notes written with pen and paper – with the addition of many personal WWII photos, it tells a very personal story of heroism, and high jinks, all the while making the reader laugh.
The book includes stories of air-to-air combat, as well as more mundane items – like the time Lynn was ordered to immediately travel to Cannes where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. However, he was given the orders while AWOL in Rome with a USO dancer!
Betty knows how to put a book together, having written OUT-OF-STYLE: A Modern Perspective of HOW, WHY and WHEN Vintage Fashions Evolved. She used her talents with Lynn’s book to produce a real page-turner.
If you’re interested in the true story of a P-38 pilot flying out of Italy and over Germany during 1944 to 1945 as told in the words of the guy who did it, get a copy of the book for yourself by clicking on the cover illustration above.