On Veterans Day, New Historical Novel Remembers Fallen Heroes of Berlin Airlift

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Author dedicates new historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" to those who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift.

Veterans Day is the moment to remember. The pilots and airmen of the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 were heroes defending our basic values of democracy, freedom, civil rights and progress. Their sacrifices led to allied victory in the first major event of the Cold War. Without their determination, the face of the world, as we know it today, would be different. Kati Fabian, the Hungarian Author living in Culver City, California, dedicated her new historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" to the 31 Americans who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift; 28 U.S. Air Force, 1 U.S. Navy, 1 U.S. Army, and 1 Army civilian:

George B. Smith, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Billy E. Phelps, Long Beach, California

Charles L. Putnam. Colorado Springs, Colorado

James A. Vaughan, New Haven County, Connecticut

Joel M. DeVolentine, Miami, Florida

Johnny T. Orms, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany

Eugene S. Erickson, Collinsville, Illinois

Robert P. Weaver, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Herbert F. Heinig, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Harry R. Crites, Jr., Lafayette, Indiana

Bernard J. Watkins, Lafayette, Indiana

Norbert H. Theis, Cunningham, Kansas

Robert C. von Luehrte, Covington, Kentucky

Ronald E. Stone, Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Craig B. Ladd, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Willian R. Howard, Gunnison, Mississippi

Richard M. Wurgel, Union City, New Jersey

Karl V. Hagen, New York City, New York

William T. Lucas, Wilson, North Carolina

William A. Rathgeber, Portland, Oregon

Charles H. King, Britton, South Dakota

Leland V. Williams, Abilene, Texas

Robert W. Stuber, Arlington, Texas

Lowell A. Wheaton, Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas

Edwin C. Diltz, Fayetteville, Texas

Ralph H. Boyd, Fort Worth, Texas

Willis F. Hargis, Nacogdoches, Texas

Royce C. Stephens, San Antonio, Texas

Lloyd C. Wells, San Antonio, Texas

Richard Winter, Seattle, Washington

Donald J. Leemon, Green Bay, Wisconsin

The historical novel "Eagles Over Berlin – Flight for Love and Freedom" presents the events of the Berlin Airlift in the form of a love story. "My objective was to bring this period to the ordinary people on the street in the form of a fiction novel more readable and accessible to people than a political analysis," affirms the Author.

In war-torn Germany, John, American pilot, and Esther, holocaust survivor, meet and fall in love in the turmoil of history. From the Oval Office in Washington, to Stalin's study in Moscow, from elegant Paris to blockaded Berlin, we follow the events of the blockade. Through Soviet harassments in the air corridors, plane crashes in Soviet territory and their ultimate sacrifice, we experience the heroism of the pilots. Despite cold, hunger and darkness, the people of Berlin hold out against hostilities. Soviet spies and secret negotiations lead to the lifting of the blockade, but the victory tragically separates John and Esther. By a twist of destiny, they will meet again forty years later, in 1989. When the Berlin Wall comes down, they will understand the purpose of their lives.

The Web site http://www.eaglesoverberlin.com is dedicated to the novel and to the Berlin Airlift with FAQ and photo gallery. "Eagles Over Berlin" is available in every bookstore through Ingram - LSI wholesale distribution channels, present on all online booksellers' web site, and worldwide distributed by Amazon. Enjoy the reading!

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