Just in time for Christmas, a free digital copy of part one of my graphic novel The Fabulous Flocks!
I was on the phone with my brother yesterday and he mentioned talking to an old veteran of B-17 combat who was a docent at the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The old guy told him that the oxygen systems needed to be cleared of CO2 lest it build up in the system. I had […]
One of the great challenges in writing this sort of book is to make the dry research come alive. Exposition is a no-no, especially if it doesn’t serve the story. While it’s very nice to have a lot of detail, if it’s extraneous it will kill the momentum faster than just about anything. One of […]
In the interest of getting this out there, Hawser also now available on Scribd. Click here for more details.
Well, it took a hell of a lot longer than I had planned, but Hawser is finally ready. I am awfully proud of it. It’s available in ebook format for Kindle and other readers. I also have hard copies available, but they are more expensive. To get this baby rolling, I am happy to give away a […]
Pilots and crew loved the B-17. One of the reasons was that it could absorb tremendous damage and still make it home. Here are a few pictures I’ve come across that prove this. Bear in mind that much of this damage resulted in the death of the crewmen.
This manual is the text for your training as a B-17 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces’ most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each duty will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The […]
Greetings. This is the new website for Hawes Escapes, the exciting new novel by J. Hardy Carroll. The novel tells the story of H.H. Hawes, a bombardier in a B-17 attacking Germany as part of the Mighty 8th Air Force’s dangerous daylight bombing campaign when six out ten planes were shot down during some missions. […]