A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter

By Kenneth Hawk Slaker
(Ivy House Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9781571974891, 312pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

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In September 1948, Captain Kenneth Slaker's C-47 supply aircraft crashed into a potato field in the Soviet zone of East Germany. One chapter of "A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter" is Slaker's first person account of his harrowing escape through the Iron Curtain. With the help of his Guardian Angel and a German named Rudolph, Captain Slaker survived to tell of his escape-the details of which the U.S. Government classified for over 40 years. The remainder of Slaker's memoir is composed of an ensemble cast of chapters that all play starring roles in an amazing life. From his bombing missions in World War II, to flying a classified mission with Charles Lindbergh, to meeting his true love and starting his own corporation, "A Military Pilot's Exciting Life and Visit from the Hereafter" is a stimulating account of a truly fulfilled life.

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