Live Author Reading at West Los Angeles Library
January 21, 2017 · 2:00 PM
Written by Melissa Guzzetta
As told and lived by Hank Gillebaard
One Man’s Unconventional Journey from the Horrors of Nazi Occupation to the Fulfillment of a High-Flying American Dream.
About the book:
When the lives of Dutch citizens are turned upside down with the Nazi occupation of Holland, Hank’s dreams of flying will have to wait as he witnesses the tragic unfolding of events around him before finding himself in a fight for his own life. After the war, he enlists in the American Army in Germany where his inability to speak English results in missteps at every turn. He can roll with the punches if the Army will teach him to fly, but he learns that pilot training stopped with the end of the war. It seems he’ll never reach his goal. Undaunted, Private Hank learns what it means to be American, arriving broke but determined to pursue his lofty goals, flying by the seat of his pants to the highest levels of aviation.
Author Melissa Guzzetta is a professional speaker and avid fan of unique true stories that inspire and contribute to knowledge of events in history.