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Author: Russell Low, The All-American Crew

The All-American Crew of a World War II Bomber and the Men Who Flew It
Tuesday, 5/24/2022
7:00 - 8:00

An inspiring true story of teamwork, camaraderie and Americans at war. On January 23, 1943, a B-24 Liberator bomber and its crew of ten men disappeared without a trace in New Guinea. Their families never knew what happened to them. Now, 80 years later, their long-forgotten letters and dusty photographs finally tell their story in The All-American Crew.

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Russell N. Low is the nephew of Stanley Low and a California-born fourth-generation Chinese American physician. Low is the author of Three Coins, which tells the story of his great-grandmother Ah Ying, who was enslaved as a child and trafficked to California, where she escaped from slavery with the help of her future husband, Hung Lai Wah, a worker on the transcontinental railroad. The story of Ah Ying, Hung Lai Wah and their descendants has been featured on the History Channel, BBC Radio, National Public Radio and the Voice of America, and is included in the California State Railroad Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Low lives in La Jolla, California. 

 

Connect: Russell Low - Website


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