May 8: V-E Day. Today is Victory in Europe (V-E) Day. Do you have any V-E Day stories from your family? Where were your ancestors and what were they doing on V-E Day? #militarymemories
Victory in Europe was an important day in the history of World War II because it meant the end of the war in Europe. Now units could begin the task of preparing to clean up and ship out for home. It would still be several months before Victory would be declared in Japan and some units which fought in the European Theater were quickly sent to the Pacific for service. Do you have any V-E Day stories? Do you celebrate this day for any reason?
Today is special for me because I released my latest book Stories of the Lost. If you are unconvinced that a soldier’s story can be written when “all the records burned in St. Louis,” you should read this book. It is the first in the Stories of the Lost series. Book 2, The Tiger’s Widow will be out late summer. It is the sequel to my book To Soar with the Tigers about the life of Flying Tiger Robert Brouk. If you haven’t signed up for my author newsletter, please do so and stay on top of all the latest WWII news and information. I have a new book series coming out this fall that will take up where my recent blog posts on analyzing records has left off. I will be exploring WWII military records in greater depth. You won’t want to miss that or anything else that is coming!
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