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   Jerry Whiting, B-24 Liberator Bomber Military Historian and Author.  

This is the bio and some of the works of Jerry Whiting, a military historian on the B-24 Bomber and Author of many books. 

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This photo is a photo of me taken yesterday, 6-9-2004 with the Collings Foundation B-24.  As you can see I'm holding up the book I wrote about my dad alongside his name that's painted on the fuselage.

I'm with Chris Christensen and Paul Canin.  They were in the same plane, shot down over Auschwitz on 9/13/44, just after dropping their bombs.  Chris was the top turret gunner and Paul was the radar navigator (Mickey operator).  It was Paul's first mission with this crew.  I interviewed Chris for a story in my book.  There were 6 KIA and 5 POW.  In the early 90's the Secretary of the USAF (Rice) was trying to find the survivors to give them a medal.  They found 4 of the 5 that were known to safely make it to the ground.  (A sixth was beaten to death on the ground.)  They found no record of the 5th (Canin), although Chris was certain he had seen him on the ground alive, but said the Germans separated Canin from the crew.  (Canin was Jewish.)  The Air Force couldn't find any record of Canin and at least one of them felt he didn't survive his first day of captivity. 
I began looking for Canin's family, unsuccessfully.  I spent about 1 1/2 years on this.  Finally, I stumbled upon Paul, alive and well, living 15 miles from me.  I invited Chris out from Montana and got them together.  It was a pretty special reunion, needless to say. 

Missions by the NumbersSecond Edition
(Released March 2008)

This book includes mission summaries of 187 combat missions flown by the 485th Bomb Group.  Included are stories written by several members of the group that tell the complete story of a mission,  from the minute the coded message was received until the mission was completed.  Also included is the story of a gunner who was shot down and captured and the story of a crew that struggled to make it safely through the Brenner Valley, also known as flak alley, with severe battle damage. 

There are 20+ photos in this  190page, quality paperback book, including several photos of bomb strikes, damaged B-24s,  escort fighters and reconnaissance photos, as well as maps and charts.  There is also reference information on group losses and bomb types, a sample of a pilots flimsy (secret plan for the mission) and much, much more.  This is a book about the 485th Bomb Group, told by the men who lived it.  This is a very limited edition.  It is a reprint of the original book, which has been out of print for several years.  Only 300 copies have been printed, so get your copies now.   For your copy send a check for 20+5 shipping (25 total) to: 

     Jerry Whiting
     2576 Fox Circle
     Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Contact Jerry Whiting Here

Dont Let the Blue Star Turn Gold

By Jerry Whiting
This is a 250-page hardcover book, released in September of 2005, about airmen in the 485th Bomb Group who were shot down over occupied Europe.  The book includes 65 photos.  These stories are about the struggle to survive of these downed airmen, so that blue star proudly hanging in the window at home wouldnt be replaced by a gold one.  They are also the stories of family, waiting at home, of receiving the dreaded Missing in Action telegram and not knowing if their loved one survived. 

These are accounts of love, duty and courage.  Each is placed in the historical context of what was happening elsewhere in the world at the time.  The author visited Europe to locate witnesses and visited the crash site of one of the downed bombers.  Each chapter was extensively researched and the author shares background history of how each story came to be, often with surprising revelations.  Several contain eyewitness accounts from Europeans.  In one chapter, two Croatians tell the story of rescuing three airmen while under fire; in another, Polish farmers tell of the 485th bomber that fell in a nearby field.  There are stories of capture, evasion and escape.  This is an inspirational book, suitable for the entire family.    

For your copy send a check for 20+5 shipping and handling (U.S. orders only) to:

Jerry Whiting
2576 Fox Circle
Walnut Creek, CA. 94596
Contact Jerry Whiting Here


By Jerry Whiting and Wayne B. Whiting
(June 2007 release of revised edition)

This is the true story of a WWII tail gunner who struggles to survive combat missions over the flak-filled skies of Europe and keep the promise to his family to return home safely.  Through excerpts from his letters you'll see the changes in the young warrior as his war continues.  Included are the following stories:

  •  --The saga of one of the last bomber crews shot down over Europe;
  •  --An airman's miraculous survival, blown from his plane without a parachute;
  • --An airman's evasion and safe return 40 days later after being shot down over Yugoslavia;
  •  --The capture of a Messerschmitt fighter and pilot by a bomber crew;
  •  --The unique relationship this airman and his group had with the 332nd Fighter Group, the Tuskegee Airmen;
  • --The continuing search today for a bomber crew shot down over Poland in 1944.

The author is proud to offer this revised second edition.  Many Vets came forward to offer additional details of stories contained in the original paper back edition of this book.  Countless interviews went into the revision.  This is a hardcover, 250+ page book that has nearly 100 photos, along with a new chapter entitled, "A Mission in Photos".  It is a book about loyalty, friendships, and family.  Suitable for the entire family. 

For your copy send a check for 20+5 shipping and handling (U.S. orders only) to:

     Jerry Whiting
     2576 Fox Circle
     Walnut Creek, CA. 94596
Contact Jerry Whiting Here





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