Scanlon's War

An Enlisted Man Remembers




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/11/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781412003421

About the Book

This book is NOT politically correct! It is a true story of what it was like for a tough little Irish blue-collar worker who goes AWOL from the Army to join the Air Force in WWII. He is a hard working enlisted man who never backs down from a fight but hates authority and incompetent officers. He loves women from California to England and North Africa. He is a maverick through and through!

Scanlon's War: An Enlisted Man Remembers1941-45 was Copyrighted in 1999 and 200 copies published in August 1999 for Scanlon's 12th Reunion of the 94th Fighter Squadron, First Fighter Group, held in his home town of Franklin, PA August 11-14, 1999. The ISBN number was 1-883956-06-4. In October 1999 another 500 copies were printed for sale in area bookstores, through mailing lists and

Another 2,000 copies were printed April 11, 2000 as a result of sales increasing through advertising in Military type magazines.

About the Author

George Scanlon turned 84 on April 13, 2003. He is a 14-caret maverick and has spent most of his life so far fighting authority figures from his dictatorial Irish father, to military officers, and finally as Mayor of his small Northwestern Pennsylvania community. In 2002, he went to his WWII reunion in Billings, MT on the back of his son's motorcycle and plans more lengthy cycle trips this summer. He cam back from the War in 1945 to take care of his elderly parents and still lives in the same row house in Franklin's ethnic Third Ward. He has invented a baby bottle warmer and prospected for uranium in Canada. He is a great storyteller and most certainly "one of a kind."