On-Site Book & Author: “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival”
Join us in discussion with #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin as he makes his literary return to the aerial battlefields of WWII to tell a harrowing and unforgettable story of heroism and human endurance in his latest book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival.
Based on a true and largely untold story, Lightning Down is an inspiring saga of American WWII fighter pilot Joe Moser who endured unspeakable horrors when his plane was shot down over Nazi-occupied France. Captured immediately, Moser’s journey into hell began with imprisonment in Buchenwald concentration camp. Only a desperate plan would save him and his courageous comrades.
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Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II was produced by The National World War II Museum.