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[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win the WWII Memoir A Wing and a Prayer

We’re giving away five copies!

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When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, college student Harry H. Crosby suspended his studies to enlist in the Air Force. By the end of World War II, he had flown 32 combat missions as part of the 100th Bombardment Group, in which he served as lead navigator. Nicknamed the “Bloody Hundredth”, the unit is the subject of the new Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air, as well as A Wing and a Prayer, an unforgettable memoir by Crosby about his experiences.

For history buffs who are interested in reading “an evocative and excellent memoir” (Library Journal), we’re giving away five copies of A Wing and a Prayer. Enter your email address below for a chance to win!

About the Book

A Wing and a Prayer

A Wing and a Prayer

By Harry H. Crosby

“A compelling account of the air war against Germany” written by the navigator portrayed by Anthony Boyle in Apple TV’s Masters of the Air (Publishers Weekly).

They began operations out of England in the spring of ’43. They flew their Flying Fortresses almost daily against strategic targets in Europe in the name of freedom. Their astonishing courage and appalling losses earned them the name that resounds in the annals of aerial warfare and made the “Bloody Hundredth” a legend.

Harry H. Crosby—depicted in the miniseries Masters of the Air developed by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg—arrived with the very first crews, and left with the very last. After dealing with his fear and gaining in skill and confidence, he was promoted to Group Navigator, surviving hairbreadth escapes and eluding death while leading thirty-seven missions, some of them involving two thousand aircraft. Now, in a breathtaking and often humorous account, he takes us into the hearts and minds of these intrepid airmen to experience both the triumph and the white-knuckle terror of the war in the skies.

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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. who are 18 years of age and older by January 26, 2024.

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