Wednesday, June 20, 2007

100th BG Navigator Frank Murphy Flies Final Mission

Another great man has taken off on his final mission. Frank Murphy, a 100th Bomb Group navigator who ended up a POW in World War Two, passed away a few days ago. Frank was always very helpful to historians in their Air Corps research. He could always be counted on to provide great moral and intellectual insight into the air war, and he will be dearly missed.

Frank was a literate and educated man, a Georgia boy, who was both a writer and a musician. His book, Luck of the Draw: Reflections on the Air War in Europe, is one of the best books about the 100th Bomb Group in World War Two up to the time Frank was shot down and captured. The book then becomes an exciting story of survival as Frank becomes a Prisoner of War.

Frank, you will be missed. God speed and God bless.
Frank's book is available on this link at Amazon. It was printed in limited quantities, so get yours soon.

1 comment:

Les said...

Great tribute Rob and it is a great book! I'm in the midst of it right now. It is an excellent and most important historical read.