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D-Day 75th Anniversary Blog Tour

D-Day 75th Anniversary Blog Tour June 3-11, 2019 Welcome to the D-Day 75th Anniversary Blog Tour! Seven novelists are commemorating the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Thank you for joining us as we remember their heroism and sacrifice. Our novels illuminate different aspects of the war—from the landing… Read more »

The Sky Above Us – Tour of the Queen Mary

To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trip to England and Normandy. London! D-day in the Air Duxford Air Museum Today—the Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth) Don’t forget to enter The Sky Above Us… Read more »

The Sky Above Us – Tour of Duxford Air Museum

To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, author Sarah Sundin is showing photos from her research trip to England and Normandy. Today - Imperial War Museum, Duxford

To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trip to England and Normandy. London! D-day in the Air Today—Duxford Air Museum The Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth) Don’t forget to enter The Sky Above Us… Read more »

The Sky Above Us – Tour: D-Day in the Air

Celebrating the release of The Sky Above Us! Today I’m featuring historical photos plus photos from my research trip to England and Normandy that relate to the aerial aspect of D-day.

To celebrate the release of The Sky Above Us, I’m conducting a photo tour of locations from the novel that I saw on my research trip to England and Normandy. London! Today—D-day in the Air Duxford Air Museum The Queen Mary (sister ship of the Queen Elizabeth) In The Sky Above Us, US fighter pilot… Read more »

Courage Under Fire – US Hospitals at Anzio

US hospital dug in at Anzio, Spring 1944 (US Army Medical Department)

Courage under fire. When we hear that phrase, we picture a soldier in the trenches, a sailor manning his guns, or a pilot dodging enemy fighter planes. But how about nurses and physicians? In one of my novels, On Distant Shores, the hero serves as a pharmacist in the US 93rd Evacuation Hospital in World… Read more »

Thanksgiving in World War II

Thanksgiving in World War II: how Thanksgiving was celebrated in the military and on the US home front during World War II.

During World War II, political wrangling over the date to celebrate Thanksgiving, rationing and shortages, restrictions on travel, and disruptions to treasured traditions might have altered plans, but the spirit prevailed. The country paused to gather with family, reflect on blessings, and thank the Lord—the giver of all good gifts. Norman Rockwell’s beautiful “Freedom from… Read more »

Medical Air Evacuation in World War II – The Flight Nurse

Medical Air Evacuation in World War II, part 3: The Flight Nurse - training, uniforms, duties, and dangers.

For Lt. Kay Jobson, flight nursing meant more than physical care. It meant reconnecting a broken soldier with the shards of his humanity. Kay assessed her planeload of patients en route from Italy to Tunisia. A restless lot, downhearted. That wouldn’t do. She headed to the front of the C-47 cargo plane. The soldiers had… Read more »

Medical Air Evacuation in WWII – One Patient’s Journey

Medical Air Evacuation in World War II, part 2: follow one patient from the battlefield to the airfield and through his flight.

Flight nurse Lt. Georgie Taylor smiled at Private Hawkins, who was recovering from abdominal surgery due to a rifle wound. “We’ll be in Tunisia . . .” He was too pale. Restless. His hand chilled her. Georgie leaned closer, her mind tingling with concern. “Are you all right?” “Thirsty.” He rubbed his throat with white… Read more »

Medical Air Evacuation in World War II

Medical Air Evacuation in World War II, part 1: How air evacuation began, how it was used in WWII, and the aircraft used.

“Do you have room for one more litter case?” the doctor asked. “Private Jenkins needs a thoracic surgeon. The nearest hospital’s in Cefalù, a long ambulance ride over rough roads. By air he’ll be in Mateur in two hours.” Flight nurse Lt. Mellie Blake stared at the unconscious patient. He lay on a litter, his… Read more »

Army Nursing in World War II – Nursing Practice

US Army Nurse Corps in World War II, part 4 - Nursing Practice

During World War II, members of the US Army Nurse Corps took care of the sick and wounded throughout the world, often in dangerous and difficult conditions. These brave women inspired four of my novels (A Memory Between Us and the Wings of the Nightingale series), so I’m sharing a four-part series on US Army… Read more »