Very excited to announce the release on August 27, 2019 of 35 Days In The Air - A World War II Memoir by Michael Carestio and Timothy Minneci via Amazon for paperback and Kindle. About the book:
From July 8th, 1944 to December 6th, 1944, Michael Carestio of the 713th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, assigned to the 448th Fighter-Bomber Group, part of an Eighth Air Force B-24 Liberator Unit in England, kept a handwritten journal documenting each of the thirty-five missions over France, Belgium and Germany. Each mission was notated with the date, target, bomb load, type and length.
In 2018, Michael first sat down with his grand nephew Timothy Minneci for what would end up becoming a series of interviews, revisiting his life before, during and after World War II. This book collects those interviews, provides a notated transcription of the journal, and shares photographs and memorabilia from Michael's personal collection.