I Will Never Forget. Thank You

Every once in awhile you get a note that reminds you why you do what you do.

B17I got one of those notes from Maurita Adler, whose dad was a 19-year-old turret gunner on a B-17. She wrote to thank me for my piece in The Wall Street Journal on the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force outside Savannah, Georgia.

Just read your recent article in the Feb. 5, 2015 WSJ. U did a great job. My Dad was 19 and a turret gunner on the b-17 in 1943. Have wonderful photos and will get in touch w/this museum. He was awarded 5 distinguished flying crosses because of all the risks bombing over Germany. My Dad took me and my son to this great place years ago. An experience I will never forget. Thank you for writing this.

Thank you, Maurita.

And thanks to your dad.

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series, published by Stay Thirsty Press. Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of Upstate New York's most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys. "Cooper's Daughter," the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department. The second book in the series is "Jimmy's Nephew," which begins with the death of Joey "Boom Boom" Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick's underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick's faith -- in the Catholic Church and his fellow man. Book No. 3 in the series, "Mary's Fate" is due out in August 2015. Mark Yost also writes for The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review page, as well as the Book Review section. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America -- Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author's Program. Mark lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but he and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn "home."

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