Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, Colonel, US Air Force (Ret.), was born in Germany in 1935 and immigrated to the United States in 1951 at age sixteen with an eighth-grade education and no English-language skills. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force, then flew over one hundred strategic reconnaissance missions against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. His first book German Boy: A Refugee's Story garnered favorable reviews from the New York Times and numerous other outlets. He is author of eight books published by University Press of Mississippi.
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I Always Wanted to Fly

America’s Cold War Airmen

University Press of Mississippi

Pilots and crewmen remembering the Berlin Airlift, Korea, Vietnam, and secret flights over the Soviet Union

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Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage

The Declassified Stories of Cold War Reconnaissance Flights and the Men Who Flew Them

University Press of Mississippi

The thrilling secret history of the American pilots who risked their lives to protect their country during the Cold War

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In Defense of Freedom

Stories of Courage and Sacrifice of World War II Army Air Forces Flyers

University Press of Mississippi

An honor roll and an indelible remembrance of sacrifice, courage, and brotherhood in World War II

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Coming to Colorado

A Young Immigrant's Journey to Become an American Flyer

University Press of Mississippi

The inspiring sequel to German Boy: A Refugee's Story

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American Raiders

The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s Secrets

University Press of Mississippi

A riveting account of the American servicemen who scrambled to keep Hitler’s technology out of Soviet hands

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The War of Our Childhood

Memories of World War II

University Press of Mississippi

Accounts that bear witness to the unutterable horrors German children endured during World War II

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German Boy

A Refugee’s Story

University Press of Mississippi

A refugee child’s witness to Nazi defeat, Soviet occupation, and his family’s debacle in war

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Flights from Fassberg

How a German Town Built for War Became a Beacon of Peace

University Press of Mississippi

A brilliant merging of personal experience and world-changing, historical significance in a hamlet that held the line against Russia

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