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Morotai: A Memoir of War Paperback – August, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Sunflower Univ Pr; 2nd Rev edition (August 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897451244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897451246
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,664,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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. . . Boeman has the knack of describing his flying experiences in such a way that you feel you are right there in the cockpit. -- World War II Review, April 1992

. . . the Air Corps equivalent of Mr. Roberts, in the setting of Tales of the South Pacific. But this is non-fiction -- one man's war, and far more representative of the 193,440 pilots than the few thousand who battled Messerschmitts and Zeros . . . Pilots will be engrossed; nonpilots fascinated. -- Houston Post, September 27, 1981

From the Author

This book was conceived in the years following the author's retirement from the United States Air Force, written as a narrative to help the non-military, non-flying reader gains insight into the life and times of Army Air Forces combat crewmen, especially those who served in units such as the 307th Bombardment Group (H) in the Pacific theater.

The book was and is intended as the first of a series on the career of one military officer trained and employed as a pilot, first in World War II and subsequently in the quarter century of what many came to call the "Cold War" with those trying to bring into reality the doctrine stated in Karl Marx's 1848 Communist Manifesto that "Communists can only attain their ends by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions."

The objective is to provide greater opportunity for better understanding, on the part of those who elect our national leaders, of the need for all American citizens to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and to bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution -- to include the bearing of arms in its defense when called upon to do so according to its provisions -- to secure those blessings of liberty which it provides to ourselves and our posterity.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RONALD A AUST on January 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
John Boemans memoirs of Moratai not only touched my heart but brought back so many memories that I also have of similar times and experiences that occurred during my late teen years whilst serving with the RAAF as a wireless telegrapher stationed on Moratai from VE day until long after the wars were over, with almost every armed person including all Americans from units such as Johns Air Force Squadron etc long departed. I was working on duty at the Pitoe Strip during Johns time there, we would have been the same age, now we are both old men but the memories of those sad and lonely days will always linger. Thank you John for helping me relive those days and the times we both were destined to share with those never to be forgotten good mates.Your beautifully written memoirs and priceless photographs took me back in time. Ronald A. Aust Wartime # 450130.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Casey Swecker on January 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is more then just some war story that took place over the pacific. Its captured a moment in time when my grandfather flew with Mr. Boeman. Its a true account of the war, the times, and the soldiers that lived throught it. A great book, My grandfater David Swecker is mentioned in the book and was the Tailgunner in the B-24.

Casey David Swecker
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laszlo Wagner on May 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
If you are interested in the history of the 2nd World War, you will probably find this book quite interesting.
However if you are, like I was, expecting to find references to Morotai Island in it, you will be disappointed.
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My dad just turned 89. He was a pilot of B-24s in Italy from October '44 to May '45. I confirmed the authenticity of the details in the book with him.

John Boeman details his training and experience as a pilot of a B-24 bomber during WWII. An enjoyable read for any WWII buff or son or daughter of a crew member of one of these amazing planes. It was an era that will never be experienced again and should never be forgotten. Boeman should be commerorated for this detailed chronicle.
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