[Michlib-l] Larry Martin's WWII In Their Own Words at Northville District Library
wmutch at northvillelibrary.org
Tue Apr 19 14:54:20 EDT 2016
Some of you have seen Larry Martin's WWII in Their Own Words and have hosted him at your library. I invite you to see/meet Larry on Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm at the Northville Community Center (adjacent to the Northville District Library). This presentation will highlight the life of Francis Angier:
Service: Army Air Corps
Unit: 8th Air Force
Francis Angier was shot down on the 25th of October, 1944. He was at 30,000 ft. when his plane was shot down resulting in the death of several of his crewmen. Francis did not open his parachute until he was at treetop level because the fuselage of the plane was very close to him and he was afraid that the parachute would become entangled in the wreckage of the plane. Francis was horribly injured in the parachute landing as well as being hit in the face by a civilian with a large piece of wood later on.
Francis was taken to Stalag Luft #3 which is where an escape took place that was later made into a movie called “The Great Escape”. He was told by some of the men that were there at the time that the movie was quite accurate in the portrayal of what happened, though Mr. Angier arrived about a month after the escape took place.
Lt. Angier also tells of the forced march he endured in order to escape the Russians though they were our allies. He had to suffer the worst of the winter of 1945 and his weight dropped 60 lbs.
You can register for the program online here: http://bit.ly/1VyrCew or by calling the library at 248.349.3020. I have also attached a flyer, if you'd care to post it in your library.
Learn more about Larry's important work on his website at http://lmww2.com/
Northville District Library
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