Liberty Letters: The World War II Story of Ellison Miles gives the original account of a young pilot’s WWII experience through letters he wrote to his family during his 25 missions over Europe. From top-secret assignments to devastating loss, Ellison Miles’ detailed missives follow his transformation from small-town boy to national hero.
Ellison Miles was one of three brothers from Liberty, Texas – a place where news didn’t have to be reported in the local Vindicator to be the talk of the town. As the middle child, Ellison never anticipated that he would warrant the Liberty town spotlight – much less the nation’s. But soon after volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942, Ellison became renowned as a lead pilot for some of the most dangerous and important missions of World War II.
The daily letters he wrote to his family talked of the conditions at war, the heartache he felt being away from home, and the pendulum of emotions he experienced serving as Captain to the 14 young men that comprised his crew. After completing 25 missions across Europe, Ellison returned home to his family in Liberty, Texas as a war hero, decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, three Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal, and the Presidential Citation. But he also returned home with an unforeseen extended family: the crew members that had formed an unbreakable brotherhood during their last two years together.
This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!