From the Top Turret: A Memoir of World War II and the American Dream
From the Top Turret: A Memoir of World War II and the American dream (Amazon) is a true life story of Gerard Caporaso’s courage, faith, family and commitment. It is filled with sage lessons, written by Caporaso, 93, of Summit, New Jersey, and co-written by Mary V. Danielsen of Documented Legacy. The book takes readers on his tumultuous journey from training in the U.S. Eighth Air Force during World War II to the moment when the B-17 he was manning in the top turret, the Dottie J III, crash landed in a field outside Thiacourt, France during the second invasion on Schweinfurt, Germany and his survival as a prisoner of war. A personal history story, the book opens and closes with a legacy letter to family. It is printed in full color.