Barbara Barkhurst Bir


Barbara Barkhurst Bir

For forty years, the Air Force Village in San Antonio has provided a retirement community for military officers and their spouses.  This series of twenty-four brief memoirs from current residents covers the whole range of the military experience, beginning with World War II, through Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War, both from the active duty and the home-front perspectives.

Besides providing a brief history of the founding of Air Force Village I and II, this book also gives a lively overview of activities within the community.

6 x 9 paper, x, 285 pages  ISBN 9780934955812
 $20 + $3 per book s/h
Order from:
Ms. Davis S. Hanna,
Air Force Village Corporate Office,
5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, TX  78245
(210) 568-3204 for questions
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Barbara Barkhurst Bir

This collection of reminiscences about World War II and its aftermath is intended as a salute to those veterans who served in that war, those who waited, and those who continue serving today. The author has collected a stellar assortment of war- and peacetime memories: recollections by nurses and chaplains and radio operators, prisoners of war, ambulance drivers and G.I. sign painters. Among these accounts of historical interest are those of an American who was a tunnel-digger on the legendary “Great Escape”, a WASP pilot-trainee, one of the first-ever flight nurses, and a member of the Flying Tigers ground crew.

This volume is also lavishly illustrated with photographs for each of the 21 people interviewed.

6 x 9 paper, xii, 358 pages  ISBN 9780934955-768
$20.00 + $3.50 s/h
Order from the author:
Barbara Bir
2711 Day Creek Rd.
San Antonio, Texas, 78251

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