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New Book Release from Fireship Press - "Ghosts of World War II: NAS Banana River"


It was nothing more than a thin strip of land bordered by an ocean and a landlocked salt river. Its inhabitants were hoards of sand flies and mosquitoes. In time, it probably would have been taken over by developers, and become another resort area. But catastrophic events, beyond its shores, dictated a different role. Then, as suddenly as the Banana River Naval Air Station appeared, it was gone… vanished, leaving only the folklore, the of official reports, and a river with stories to tell.

Tucson, AZ, July 04, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Sea Stories and War Diaries from a World War II Navy Base.

It was nothing more than a thin strip of land bordered by an ocean and a landlocked salt river. Its inhabitants were hoards of sand flies and mosquitoes. In time, it probably would have been taken over by developers, and become another resort area. But catastrophic events, beyond its shores, dictated a different role.

The sand was shaped into a naval base and the sand flies and mosquitoes shared space with the young men who came to prepare for war. Yet, in a time that threatened their lifestyle, their country, and the world, these strangers became a cohesive unit that worked together, played together, and in some cases died together.

The sea and sky were the canvas of aviation war machines that became the hunters and killers of the deadly efficient submarines lurking just off its shore - the German Wolf Pak.

The battle of underwater boats and flying boats gave the Banana River Naval Air Station its cause. A cause fueled by the determination of world leaders and the madness of power and greed. Here, technologies clashed in the depth of the ocean and the vastness of the sky.

Then, as suddenly as the Banana River Naval Air Station appeared, it was gone…vanished, leaving only the folklore, the official reports, and a river with stories to tell.

“I could hardly put the book down. It is the history of the base from its inception to the new Patrick Air Force Base.” - Don M. Miller

About the Author
Barbara Marriott has an eclectic career history that runs the gamut from fashion copywriting to editing a French Riviera newspaper, from management consultant to university professor, with a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology tucked in her pocket. Now retired, she spends her time writing fun historical fantasies and historical nonfiction, and is the author of several books including: Take the Train to Tucsonand In Our Own Words.

Fireship Press
P.O. Box 68412 • Tucson, AZ 85737
520-360-6228 • fireshipinfo@gmail.com
http://www.fireshippress.com

Non-Fiction: History, Military, Naval, Aviation
Trade paperback:978-1-7320305-1-0 / $12.95 • ePub & Mobi:978-1-7320305-2-7 / $4.95

Purchase through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo and other leading bookstores.

Visit http://www.fireshippress.com/fireship_authors/barbara-marriott.html for more details.
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Jacqueline Cook
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