Minnesota Historical Society

Oranges are Sweet

$ 39.99


Follow Major Don M. Beerbower from his upbringing in a small town in Minnesota to his last combat mission on August 9, 1944. Through this book, we see the truimph of Allied victory in World War II through the sacrifice of those who understood the dire threat of all freedom loving people.

The Oranges are Sweet is a deeply moving story about Major Don M. Beerbower and the men who served with him during World War II. When he died strafing a German airdrome north of Reims, France, on August 9, 1944, he was the leading ace in the Ninth Air Force with 15.5 aerial victories and the commanding officer of the 353rd Fighter Squadron. The Fighting Cobras, as the unit was known, ended the war with 290.5 aerial victories, more than any other squadron in the United States Army Air Forces.

In this second edition there are updates or replacements to all eleven maps, twenty new photos and images, and new text based on a trip to France and England by the author, and some valuable new historical information about Minnesota top ace Major Don Beerbower and his unit.

  • Author: Paul M. Sailer
  • Format: Hardcover,480 pg., Over 200 color and b/w photographs, illustrations, and images
  • Publisher: Loden Press ( 2nd edition 2019)
  • Product ##: 9780985270520

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