FLYING THE HUMP – A Deadly WWII Assignment

In early 1943, USAAF transport pilot Lyndon Raff, the hero of If My Heart Had Wings, finished his training and found himself whisked off to northern India. His assignment: flying the Hump, that is, piloting a slow clunky C-47 transport plane loaded to the max with gasoline, food supplies, ammunition and sometimes even bombs, straight […]

Rosie the Riveter

How Rosie the Riveter Changed Our World – Or Began the Process!

Rosie the Riveter was a tough yet feminine American poster character helping to win World War II by doing a “man’s work” in a factory. Her gorgeous face, well-developed biceps, and insistence that “We Can Do It!” perfectly blended femininity and male resolve. It wasn’t long before the idea of “working like a man” took […]

RAMPING UP FOR WAR: How the U.S. Got Involved (Reluctantly) in World War II

In today’s Trumpian, divisive, go-for-the-throat-of-anybody-who-doesn’t-agree-with-you atmosphere, it’s pretty nigh impossible to imagine a time when everybody in the country was on the same side, pulling hard for the same desperately-desired goal. Yet this was certainly the case during World War II. Even though the war played out in areas nowhere near our shores, just about […]

RATIONING IN WORLD WAR II: What Money Alone Couldn’t Buy

In today’s world, you’re free to buy just about anything you want, as long as you have the bucks to pay for it and it’s not illegal. But that was far from the case during World War II. Back then, Americans couldn’t run out and gas up the car whenever they felt like it, or […]

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About the Author

Nadine Taylor, Author

Nadine Taylor is the author, editor and ghostwriter of more than twenty books in the genres of memoir, health, and business, including New York Times bestsellers and national bestsellers. After twenty years as an author, she has written a fascinating World War II memoir about her discovery of her mother’s secret marriage to a pilot killed during the war, and how he continued to “reappear” in their lives, even long after her mother had passed on. Learn more…