New Memoir ‘Truth Flies With Fiction’ Renders Experiences of World War II Pilot

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Author collects memories of 340th Bomb Group, which later inspired ‘Catch-22’.

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Through his book, Satterthwaite challenges readers’ perspectives of soldiers and reveals the humanity of mankind. He hopes readers will appreciate the historic and personal aspects of his journey.

During World War II, author Dale J. Satterthwaite crossed paths with Joseph Heller, the eventual author of the critically acclaimed novel, “Catch-22.” Satterthwaite and Heller served together in the 340th Bomb Group in Italy and Corsica, the group that would later inspire Heller’s novel. Now Satterthwaite releases his own memoir of war, “Truth Flies with Fiction” (published by Archway Publishing), a collection of journal entries, photographs and letters from Satterthwaite’s time during the war and his subsequent traveling.

“Truth Flies with Fiction” takes readers across Europe and into the Middle East, recreating the dramatic events of World War II he witnessed. Satterthwaite recounts the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, depicting its extensive damage on the camp, and recalls the terror of a Luftwaffe night raid, which resulted in the loss of many Allied lives.

The book takes a humanistic approach to war, focusing on the fears and longings Satterthwaite felt. He includes his personal photographs of the destruction, crisis and loss of life. The letters between Satterthwaite and his fiancé add romance and showcase the feelings of longing that plagued many soldiers who had loved ones back home.

Through his book, Satterthwaite challenges readers’ perspectives of soldiers and reveals the humanity of mankind. He hopes readers will appreciate the historic and personal aspects of his journey.

“Truth Flies with Fiction”
By Dale J. Satterthwaite
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480804869
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480804845
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480804852
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dale J. Satterthwaite was a pilot with the 340th Bomb Group made famous by the novel “Catch 22.” He led as many as 72 B-25s on missions against Axis targets. While garnering two Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Presidential Unit Citations, he also explored Italy and the Middle East on off-duty flights.

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