octavo, xii, 163pp. A member of the 94th Bomb Group, Lewis was shot down and spent time in Stalag 17-B. Signed by Lewis and his wiritng partner on the front endpaper. Short tear in jacket, fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Hell Above and Hell Below. The real Life ...
Publisher: (1985) Delapeake,
Binding: brown boards in dust jacket.
Edition: First Edition..
Book Description Delapeake Publishing Company, Wilmington, DE, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good plus. Reading wear and finger soiling on page block. Dust jacket chipped and spine ends worn. Hard cover edges worn on bottom. Includes a advertising - marketing folder from the publisher. Staff Sergeant Richard Lewis was a B-17 waist-gun crew member assigned to the 94th Bomb Group. On July 14, 1943 his B-17 ('Mr. Five-by-Five') was badly damaged and was in an abrupt dive. The ship crash landed in a wheat field and Lewis was on the run in German occupied France. After helped through France by the Underground, Lewis and a companion were captured by the Gestapo in Paris. Initially imprisoned at Le Prison Fresne, he was eventually a POW in Stalag 17-B in Lech forest, Austria. He was freed (along with 4100 other Americans, all flyers) on 3 May 1945 by U.S. armored troops. Inscribed by both Lewis and Larson on front end paper, March 14, 1986. Inventory #21-002109-3777. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002109
Book Description Delapeake Publishing, Wilmington, De, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Xii, 163 pages, plates, map, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first edition. Designed by Paul A. Miles, edited by Nancy Bartoshesky Lynch. Signed by both Lewis and Larson. From the DJ: "Richard H. Lewis left his job with the DuPont Company in his home town of Chicago to serve in the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. . . Dick's longtime friend and fellow DuPont Company retiree, William R. 'Randy' Larson, also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, but as a staff officer in the South Pacific." ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 33412