- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse; Rev ed. edition (8 August 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1410756459
- ISBN-13: 978-1410756459
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
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The Lucky Bastard Club: Letters to My Bride from the Left Seat Paperback – Import, 8 Aug 2003
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It's told through Fisher's memory, supported by letters he sent home to his wife (and new bride) during his time in combat. The letters are surprisingly intimate when he talks about their wedding night, his physical reaction when he dwells on her, and how much he misses her and is looking forward to being with her again.
The title of the book, "The Lucky Bastard Club" refers to those airmen who completed their tour of combat. Only about half of the crews made it through their tour, the others were either killed, wounded or taken prisoner. When an airman completed his tour, he received a certificate attesting to the fact that he was now a member of the Lucky Bastard Club. Fisher actually says little about the certificate and celebration for the crews completing their tours, which is too bad. It wasn't an insignificant accomplishment.
For those interested in what it was like to fly a B-17 into combat, dodge enemy anti-aircraft fire and fighter planes this book is right for them. Moreover, it is insight into how emotionally painful war is for those separated from loved ones.
Awe-Full Moments: Spirituality in the Commonplace: Life's Awfull moments Can Transform into Moments of Awe
Lucky Bastard Club is a rare look into the heart and mind of a young man torn from his bride as he is sent to Europe as a bomber pilot in WWII. In his daily letters to his wife you will experience Roy's struggles and triumphs as he shares his life with Joyce. You'll glimpse valuable snatches of what the war was really like from A young bomber pilot's vantage point.
Roy's devotion to his wife despite his youth, despite their long separation, despite his odds of survival is remarkable. And the fact that they are still together today sixty years later and still holding hands is one of God's quiet miracles.