Heading One-Two-Seven

Heading One-Two-Seven

by Paul Hagan

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On August 1, 1943, 178 U.S. Army B-24 heavy bombers left the Libyan desert on a mission. But that mission took a wrong turn--literally. Heading One-Two-Seven refers to the final turn of the ill-fated attack on the Axis refineries in Ploesti, Romania, during World War II.

This historical novel not only describes the raid but also addresses the players and intrigue on both sides. The Allied powers were unified against Nazi Germany, but they also had their own agendas, all of which contributed to the climate that led to the raid on Ploesti.

Allied and Axis political leaders made decisions that reflected their view of a postwar world. Military leaders translated those visions into a strategy and the tactics to carry it out. And the husbands and sons of a generation--"the greatest generation"--made it come to pass. Follow along as Heading One-Two-Seven tells the story of some of those men on the mission of their lives.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157618544
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 573 KB

About the Author

Paul Hagan was born and raised in Missouri, was educated in Iowa, and has spent most of his adult life in Indiana. He is married and the father of two boys.
After he graduated from Drake University with a degree in journalism, Paul spent five years creating documentaries and producing sports programs on topics ranging from auto racing to college sports. He then joined the Indiana University School of Medicine, eventually becoming the associate director of the Office of Visual Media. He garnered seven Telly Awards as well as a half dozen other national awards. He also earned his master’s degree from Butler University.

After retirement from Indiana University, Paul started writing Heading One-Two-Seven, but a year into retirement, he started to teach public speaking at Ivy Tech Community College. He set aside writing, but his voice returned, he developed a style, and he gained confidence. He is currently working on his second book.

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