Maternity Ward: Final Flight of a WWII Liberator
is really about the brave soldiers, seamen, marines and airmen who have fought for America from the Revolutionary War to modern-day conflicts. No matter what the odds or conditions, our Armed Forces have given their all in support of our nation. S/S William J. Fay epitomizes the members of our Armed Forces--both enlisted men and officers. He answered the call of America and performed superlatively well. Although faced with terrific odds, he did not shrink from duty. Ms. Aronowitz has masterfully blended her narrative with S/S Fay's diary and captured the spirit of those who protect us. Hopefully it will move you as much as it did me. -- Michael J. Polay, USAF (Ret.), Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, September 1998
Anyone who has even remotely heard of the North Africa desert campaign, was part of thhe military operations, or is curious regarding the famous Ploesti low-level raid, should enjoy this book. How the 98th Bomb Group struggled to keep alive under the most inhumane conditions and still complete as many as 50 missions is recounted by the talented author. -- Major Robert W. Sternfels, Squadron Commander, 345th Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, Pilot of B-24 "Sandman", September 1998
In Maternity Ward: Final Flight of a WWII Liberator
Aronowitz chronicles the final adventure of her cousin, Bill Fay, a gunner aboard the 345th Squadron's B-24 'Maternity Ward' on one of the war's most ambitious early bombing missions. Combined with details of the Ploesti mission and both private and National Archives photographs, her book contrasts historical accounts with the very human cost of waging war. -- Art Merrill, Prescott Valley Tribune, Prescott Valley, Arizona, May 12, 1999
About the Author
Marguerite Madison Aronowitz is a professional writer and editor who graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Communications. She pursues a continuing interest in the events surrounding World War II, and became intrigued with the famous Ploesti low-level raid of August 1, 1943, after her cousin's diary and photos came to light. Marguerite is an Associate Member of the 98th Bomb Group, and belongs to the Arizona Book Publishing Association.