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W2W – Writers to Watch – At the San Diego Central Library

"The Lost Airman - A True Story of Escape From Nazi Occupied France" by Seth Meyerowitz is the book chosen for the March Writers to Watch (W2W) presentation. The author talk is from 1-2:30 p. m. Saturday, March 4, 2017.

"The Lost Airman" is the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom.

Bronx-born, top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was one of only two crewmen who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground, when their plane was shot down near Cognac, France in 1943.

After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier, who arranged for Arthur’s transfers among safe houses in southern France, shielding him from the Gestapo.

Based on recently declassified material, exclusive personal interviews and extensive research into the French Resistance, "The Lost Airman" tells the tense and riveting story of Arthur’s hair-raising journey to freedom—a true story of endurance, perseverance and escape during World War II.

Seth Meyerowitz is a web entrepreneur who recently discovered the untold story of his grandfather Arthur's journey to escape Nazi occupied France during WWII. The story sat undisclosed for nearly 70 years and is now brought to life in "The Lost Airman."

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