“Being a WASP changed our thinking about everything,” said Marty Wyall of Fort Wayne. Among the 25,000 applicants for the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), Mary Anna Martin of Indianapolis was one of 1,830 women accepted and one of only 1,074 who completed the program. This is an excerpt from my book, World War II... Continue Reading →
Meet Distinguished WWII Vets at Free Event!
If you’ve wanted to meet a World War II vet and ask questions about his or her service, you’ll have a unique opportunity to do so on Sat, Jan 24 at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton, Indiana. Two vets from my book, World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans, have agreed to... Continue Reading →
Bob Batchelder’s Unusual WWII Surrender
Robert ‘Bob’ Batchelder of Fort Wayne landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy on June 6, 1944, as part of the D-Day invasion. “I crawled down the side of our landing craft with medical supplies into the cold water while guns strafed the water around us,” he said. “Thankfully, I knew how to swim.” He was... Continue Reading →
WASP Margaret Ringenberg’s Life as Revealed Through Her Daughter
My privilege as a writer and now author of World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is to celebrate occasions when the subject of World War II is promoted to the community. I admit, before interviewing nearly 60 World War II vets, I might not have been as interested in the subject as... Continue Reading →
World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans is available!
It’s the start of a new year and I’m excited about the possibilities! In 2014 I published my first book— World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans. My publisher was Oak Creek Publishing. The man in charge, Ed Schwartz, has now changed it to Oak Creek Media. I highly recommend Ed and his... Continue Reading →