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Tale of Brave Men, Bold Escape Told in The Playboy Crew 1943-1944, Published by Outskirts Press

Durant, OK, June 16, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Playboy Crew 1943-1944, Memoirs of World War II: The Men of B-24 Liberator 41-29399 by Robert F. Pipes. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the autobiography and military category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Playboy Crew 1943-1944,Memoirs of World War II is also available in a 6 x 9 hardback edition with jacket. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The Luftwaffe fighter planes and heavy cannon fire had really done a number on the hardy B-24 Liberator, leaving it about sixty percent plane and forty percent holes. Fortunately, nine of the ten Playboy crew members were able to bail out. But then the real trouble started.

Years later, one of these brave air crew members shares his story and relives the year he spent narrowly evading the Germans in occupied Holland -- hiding in secret compartments and haymows in the country; aiding the Dutch Underground members in disrupting the enemy forces, all while trying to get to Allied lines with the help of the Dutch Resistance Force.

“Our World War II experiences uprooted us from our homes and reshaped us from whatever we had formerly been,” the author writes. “Ten specialists were formed into a fighting team -- dubbed The Playboy Crew -- whose lives, to a great extent, depended on one another. That we functioned as well as we did is a credit not only to our training, but to the type of people we were and to those who led us.”

115 pages in length, The Playboy Crew 1943-1944, Memoirs of World War II: The Men of B-24 Liberator 41-29399 is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography and military category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Playboy Crew 1943-1944, Memoirs of World War II meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $9.95 and $21.95 for the paperback and hardback editions, respectively.

Additionally, The Playboy Crew 1943-1944, Memoirs of World War II can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432758493

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $9.95

ISBN: 9781432758516

Format: 6 x 9 hardback w/ jacket

SRP: $21.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Robert F. Pipes was born in Frankston, Texas, in 1918. He began his military career in the 112th US Cavalry in 1939, and two years later he joined the Army Air Corps. He is a member of the 112th US Cavalry Association and has been a member of numerous historical organizations and societies, including the American Legion, Elks, and the Knights of Columbus. He has lectured to various groups of retired military personnel and students, and excerpts of his story have been published in Martin Bowman’s Home by Christmas, John Woolnough’s Attlebridge Diaries, The Durant Daily Democrat, and The Daily Oklahoman. Pipes is enjoying his retirement in Durant, Oklahoma, where he has lived for the past two decades.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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