The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
It's about author Steve Snyder's father, Howard Snyder, the ten man crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, and the unique experiences of each man after their plane was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgium border in 1944. Some men died. Some were captured and became prisoners of war. Some evaded the Germans for awhile but were betrayed, captured, and shot. Some men evaded capture and were missing in action for seven months. The stories are all different and are all remarkable.
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2014 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards - Finalist War & Military, 2014 Southern California Book Festival - Honorable Mention General Non-Fiction, 2014 USA Best Book Awards - Finalist History: General, 2014 USA Best Book Awards - Finalist History: Military, 2015 Books and Authors Book of the Year - Winner Non-Fiction Military, 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards - Outstanding Non-Fiction (General), 2015 Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year Awards - Second Place Winner, 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Silver Medalist History (U.S.), 2015 International Book Awards - Winner History: General, 2015 Kindle Book Awards - Finalist Non-Fiction, 2015 NABE Spring Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards - Best Books Military, 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Finalist Historical Non-fiction, 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Winner Military, 2015 Nonfiction Book Awards - Bronze Medal, 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Gold Medal Winner Non-Fiction Historical, 2015 eLit Awards - Gold Medal History, 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards - Winner Non-Fiction Military, 2016 Global Ebook Awards - Silver Medal Winner Non-Fiction Military, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards - Winner - History - US, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards - Winner - Military Non-Fiction, and 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition - Notable Book
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Sea Breeze Publishing
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Aug 15, 2014
(5 out of 5 stars)
Detailed research puts the reader inside the cockpit, shoulder to shoulder with the pilot and crew. Steve Snyder’s masterful book, "Shot Down", does justice to the adventures of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and the crew of the B-17 plane Susan Ruth. Using first-hand accounts from diary...