Minnesota Historical Society

The Oranges are Sweet

$ 34.99

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.


  • By: Paul M. Sailer
  • Format: Hardcover,480 pg., Over 200 color and b/w photographs, illustrations, and images
  • Publisher: Loden Press
  • Product ##: 9780985270506


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