Lightning Down

A World War II Story of Survival

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Publisher Description

An American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive.

On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin's Lightning Down tells this largely untold and riveting true story.

Moser was just twenty-two years old, a farm boy from Washington State who fell in love with flying. During the War he realized his dream of piloting a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. But on that hot August morning he had to bail out of his damaged, burning plane. Captured immediately, Moser’s journey into hell began.

Moser and his courageous comrades from England, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere endured the most horrific conditions during their imprisonment... until the day the orders were issued by Hitler himself to execute them. Only a most desperate plan would save them.

The page-turning momentum of Lightning Down is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family.

Lightning Down is a can’t-put-it-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
November 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1
Page
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
29.2
MB

Customer Reviews

McCool49 ,

Must Read Book

If you ever wanted to know what it was like for those brave airmen who became captives, this is the book for you. One doesn’t “enjoy” a book like this, one guts their way through it to gain an understanding of the events and heroism. I loved this book…get it.

ussnim ,

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Unbelievable what these guys endured serving this country god bless all veterans 🇺🇸🇺🇸great book couldn’t put it down

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