Casey & the Flying Fortress

The True Story of a World War II Bomber Pilot and the Crew.

by Mark Farina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/25/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781524638337
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781524638344
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781524638320

About the Book

This is a story of a young man from Chicago who becomes a copilot of a bomber in Europe during World War II—from training, to the assembly of his B-17 crew, the men’s struggles after becoming prisoners of war, and the discovery some sixty years later of details his surviving family and fellow crew members never knew.

About the Author

Mark Farina is a native Chicagoan, has worked as a sportscaster, sportswriter, and government public relations specialist in a career that has spanned forty years. He is a respected sports public-address announcer, having started as a fifteen-year-old sophomore (Steinmetz High School in 1975) and announcing at high school championships for baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, ice hockey, and girls rugby. He has been a PA announcer for Chicago State University’s Cougars for basketball, women’s volleyball, and baseball since 2012. Mark attended Illinois State University as a communications major, Columbia College Chicago as a radio-TV major, and DePaul University. He has been happily married to Diane Paulinski Farina since 1993, and they have a teenage son, Louis.