(E–book/E–pub) [Lightning Sky] by R.C. George
R.C. George ç 2 Free downloadLightning Sky is an excellent story based on the true events of the McArthur family during the US involvement of World War II This is a deeply moving work followi A very ealistic ecounting of a WW2 prisoner s ordeal in various #prisoner of war campsMuch detailed than anything you have ever seen in a movieDetails that we could #of war campsMuch detailed than anything you have ever seen in a movieDetails that we could imagine in our lifetimeA eal hero s storyThought it was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed this book RC George tells the story of how Lieutenant Dave MacArthur became a fighter pilot during WWII and was later taken as a prisoner of war in Greece in October 1944 and how his father Lieutenant Colonel Vaughn MacArthur went to great lengths to find him and bring him homeDave MacArthur experiences some intense things during his time as a POW He travels by train car plane and on foot
He attempts to escape multiple times He is beaten witnesses unspeakable atrocitiesattempts to escape multiple times He is beaten witnesses unspeakable atrocities through disease hunger and pests During his 10 months as a POW he has no contact with his family other than sending a postcard or two through the Red Cross that his family never eceives He is determined to not cooperate with the Axis powers at all and only gives them the euired information under the Geneva ConventionVaughn MacArthur is serving as a Chaplain and is determined to find his son and bring him home As he serves on the front lines he investigates every camp he can to see if his son is there Once he finds Dave they have a joyful eunion and get to enjoy two weeks togetherThis was a great story of love sacrifice patriotism and family There are some very adult themes covered I would not ecommend this title for anyone under 16 Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for allowing me to The Oathbreaker's Shadow read this story in exchange for an honesteviewI was drawn to this book by the cover and by the description that it would be about a fighter pilot captured in World War Two and his Father s search to find him and bring him home As a par. A US fighter pilot captured by the
enemy a fatherA father to LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle rescue his son One of the mostemarkable and moving true stories of faith and perseverance to come out of World War II October 6 1944 Twenty year old Army Air Corps Second Lieutenant David Mac Warren MacArthur was on a strafing mission over Greece when a ound of 88 mm German anti aircraft flak turned his P 38 Lightning into a comet of fire and smoke Dave parachuted to safety as the Lightning lived up to her name and struck the Adriatic Sea like a bolt of flames In minutes he was plucked from the water only. Ent who could not be moved at this thought I that personally I would be
willing to move heaven and earth to find any child of mine in suchto move heaven and earth to find any child of mine in such a am no expert on American Aviators and this book tells the story of one such man Dave R C George makes this story supported by photos memories etc come alive It s a testimony to the power of the family bond It eads like fiction but I am so amazed and delighted to say that this story is true Even though
i knew theknew the I was The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems riveted by the story and compelled to stay with it I think this book would make a fantastic book discussion selection as there is so much material that I wanted to share and discuss aftereading I eceived my copy through NetGalley under no obligation I bought Lightning Sky because of the P 38 on the cover although there is precious little about combat in one In fact Dave MacArthur didn t even fly one until he arrived in Italy for combat which is where my uncle Daniel S Wilson was based 75 years ago They served in the same 14th Fighter Group based at the Foggia Airfield Complex near San Severo but in different suadrons at about the same time The book opens and closes with MacArthur s service in Korea but the bulk of the story is about his experiences as a POW of the Germans during the waning months of the European war The most fascinating part was that his father Vaughn MacArthur served as a frontline Army Chaplain with the 8th Ard Division at the same time and kept searching for where his son was being kept They were eventually eunited Evermore right before VE Day Dave MacArthur had just beeneturned to the States that June when a telegram arrived about his father s loss Vaughn MacArthur is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery St Avold France which is where my uncle P 38 pilot Daniel Wilson is also buried along with over 10000 other young AmericansThere are extensive Endnotes in the book but not one photograph except for the one on the cover A fascina. To find himself on the wrong end of a German ifle pointing straight at his headDave's father Lieutenant Colonel Vaughn MacArthur was a chaplain with the 8th Ard Division of Patton's Third Army when he learned of his son's capture He made it his personal mission to find him For the duration of the war as Dave was shuttled from camp to camp including Dachau his father never stopped searching Then in May 1945 Vaughn's last hope was Stalag VII A in Moosburg Germany Through the barbed wire fence he cried out his son's name Incredibly out of tens of thousands of POWs one of. Ting chapter in WWII history A hugely disappointing Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 24: Return of the Black Soul read for me Even though the story about Dave MacArthur is very interesting and he certainly lived an adventurous life the author has let him down and fumbled a potentially 5 star story Firstly the title and book description is a bit misleading the P 38 Lighting after which the title is named only features briefly as it is the plane in which he is shot down Then about a uarter of the book is dedicated to describe MacArthur s training before being sent to Italy to fight and very little book space is about his father s actual search for him Secondly there are way too many historical inaccuracies for the author to be considered a series historical writer and many of these blunders could have been avoided with minimumesearch I picked up uite a few just of the top of my head and there must then certainly be The plus parts of the book is MacArthur s times as a POW and his combat Saving Grace record in Korea Such a pity as I had very high hopes when buying this book This is a good solid account of a WWII flyboy s capture and arduous journey as a POW until the end of the war The tagline of a father s uest is a tad overwrought since the father did not learn of his son s capture until about 85% of the way through the book Regardless it is a good history of what very young men went through to fly fighters in WWII and the plight of POWs and citizens as the Nazis were losing the war This is a well written book about the story of Dave and how he managed to survive as a POW during WWII It might have been a bitushed in the end but in general this was an interesting ead I cannot even begin to imagine Lightning Sky A US Fighter Pilot Captured during WWII and His Father s uest to Find Him is the story
of David MacArthur MacArthur was a fighter pilot in the US Army Air Corps He flew the PDavid MacArthur MacArthur was a fighter pilot in the US Army Air Corps He flew the P Lightning and was shot down on a strafing mission over Greece His story as told by RC George is iveting Rea. Them suinting into the sunlight turned and smiledFather and son spent the next two weeks together celebrating a forever cherished memory Over the next twenty five years Dave would go on to honor his father on World's Best Stress Busting Tips rescue missions of his own becoming a highly decorated and genuine American war hero In both Korea and Vietnam Dave would carry with him the legacy of a great man who gave everything to save his sonAn inspiring harrowing and unforgettable chronicle of love of family and love of country Lightning Sky is a timeless testament to extraordinary lives in extraordinary tim.