To my "Uncle Osc", his crew members, and all the others
who risked their lives for our freedom during WWII,
especially to those who did not come home.


"All wars are planned by old men in council rooms apart ...

... and where their sightless eyes stared out beyond life's vanished joys,
I noticed nearly all the dead were hardly more than boys."

Two Sides of War, Henry Grantland Rice (1880-1954)


The author with my "Uncle Osc",
after his safe return home.