Lightning Down A World War II Story of Survival

By Tom Clavin

Tom Clavin’s Lightning Down tells the largely untold and riveting true story of an American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive.


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On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Moster and his courageous comrades endured the most horrific conditions during their imprisonment…until the day the orders were issued by Hitler himself to execute them. Only a most desperate plan would save them.

The page-turning momentum of Lightning Down is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Moster himself, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. Lightning Down is a can’t-put-down, inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.

Category: Genre: History, Non-Fiction sku: 9781250830388

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Weight 11.2 oz
Dimensions 8.13 × 5.38 × .87 in

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