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A Drop in the Night, The Life and Secret Mission of a WW II Airman

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144 pages2 hours

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Read the true life account of a WW II Airman assigned to a top secret mission..."A Drop in the Night, The Life and Secret Mission of a WW II Airman" preserves the story of Liberator flight engineer Royce A. Fulmer. Sworn to secrecy by the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the C.I.A., this mission can finally be revealed. "Operation Carpetbagger" was responsible for delivering supplies and spies, both men and women, deep into Nazi-occupied territory. Flying their Liberators only at night and at near stalling altitudes, these missions were uniquely dangerous.

"A Drop in the Night" beings to life the true story of Airman Fulmer, a poor boy from the backwoods of South Carolina. Based on interviews with Fulmer and extensive research from previously unavailable sources, the book traces how he survived childhood poverty in the rural south in the 1920s and '30s. The early origins of NASCAR are explained when Fulmer describes his dangerous time as a teenage bootlegger. With rich details provided in part in his own words, "A Drop in the Night" captures this man's fascinating life as a fatherless son, a WW II Airman, and a successful real estate developer who lost as many fortunes as he made. Fulmer's storytelling makes "A Drop in the Night" a unique book that highlights what it meant to be a 20th century hero.

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