In the brutal and deadly conflict that swept the world in the 1940s, the newly formed United States Army Air Forces played a crucial role. The inherently dangerous missions relied on pilots in peak mental and physical condition. Dr. Lamb Myhr spent the Second World War as a flight surgeon working tirelessly to “keep them flying.” From Africa to Normandy and beyond, Myhr cared for injured and sick pilots, delivered civilian babies, and tended to the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
Written by Myhr’s great-niece and drawn from his personal letters and recollections, this portrait is a window into the lives of the everyday participants in World War II. His personal photos are included and feature the historic meeting between Gens. Mark Clark, George Patton, and Dwight D. Eisenhower before the invasion of Italy, as well as Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest after it was captured. Insightful detail about the many different injuries and diseases Myhr faced in his service provide a perspective on the diverse challenges brought by each stage of the conflict.
Find out more on author S. Carlisle May’s website: www.wwiiarmyairforcemedicine.com.
About the Author
S. Carlisle May was raised in a military family and spent time growing up in South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Germany. She received her BA in political science from Auburn University and worked as a substitute teacher for two decades. A prolific writer and frequent public speaker, May leads workshops across the nation. She lives with her family near Atlanta, Georgia.
About the Foreword Author
Martin K. A. Morgan is an author and noted military historian. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he is a regular contributor to the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel, as well as to publications including World War II Quarterly, the American Rifleman, and World War II History. Morgan works at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he has previously served as historian-in-residence.
A WORLD WAR II FLIGHT SURGEON’S STORY
By S. Carlisle May
Foreword by Martin K. A. Morgan
HISTORY / Military / World War II
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
MEDICAL / History
224 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
60 photos Biblio. Index