Luck of the Draw My Story of the Air War in Europe

By Frank Murphy

The epic true story of an American hero who flew during World War II, soon to be featured in the upcoming Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks tv series, Masters of the Air.


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Beginning on August 17, 1942, American heavy bomber crews of the Eighth Air Force took off for combat in the hostile skies over occupied Europe. The final price was staggering; 4,300 B-17s and B-24s failed to return, nearly 21,000 men were taken prisoner or interned in a neutral country, and a further 17,650 made the ultimate sacrifice.

Luck of the Draw is more than a war story. It’s the incredible, inspiring story of Frank Murphy, one of the few survivors from the 100th Bomb Group, who cheated death for months in a German POW camp after being shot out of his B-17 Flying Fortress.

Now with new forwards written by his granddaughter Chloe Melas, of CNN, and daughter Elizabeth Murphy.

Category: Genre: Biography/Memoir, History, Non-Fiction sku: 9781250866899

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Weight 14.45 oz
Dimensions 5.4 × 1.3 × 8.25 in