|Subtitle||The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan ruth|
SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II in Europe and recounts the dramatic experiences of each member of a ten man B-17 bomber crew after their plane, piloted by author Steve Snyder’s father, was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over Belgium in 1944.
A graduate of UCLA, Steve Snyder lives in Seal Beach, California. In 2009, he retired from Vision Service Plan (VSP), and after 4 ½ years of dedicated research, resulted in his book, SHOT DOWN. Steve is immediate past president of the 306th Bomb Group Historical Association.
Publishers Weekly – A great introduction to the history of the U.S. air war in Europe, humanized by the experience of a single bomber crew. – BookLife
Foreword Reviews 5 Star Clarion Rating – Snyder’s masterful book puts the reader inside the cockpit. A must-read for anyone with an interest in this gripping period of American history. – Claire Foster
Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews 5 Star Review – Steve Snyder’s military history book, Shot Down, reads like a novel, yet it isn’t. I found myself totally immersed. It’s most highly recommended. – Jack Magnus