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Book Reviews

 From the Times Journal (Condon, OR)

"...Wings and Tracks is a love story, a story of childhood pranks and lasting memories and lessons, a story of America at war, a story of a … farm boy fighter pilot…a story of a terrifying low-altitude ejection (bail out) from a burning P-47, a story of injuries, prison camp life, camaraderie, trust, commitment, and post-war healing…It’s  a  well-researched, informative and sensitive mix of days of yore in Arlington (Oregon) and the European war arena, of establishing connections with his growing up years on the farm, of recalling the common sense lessons taught by the father he revered, and of moving reunions, recollections and profound associations and revelations 40 years and beyond …"

From the The Dalles Chronicle (The Dalles, OR)

"...Childs captures the feel of bygone era with warmth and charm. He has the natural voice of a down-home regular guy who has gone through some spectatular adventures...At $18.75 for 342 pages, it's a great bargain."

Reader Comments

"…Your story makes a valuable contribution to the history of World War II and of Eastern Oregon. Details about the POW camps, plastic surgery after the war, and your return to Europe all give your story a distinct individual view of world events that affected so many…"

"…Sunday morning December 6th my wife gave me a copy of your book for my 61st birthday.  I spent most of the rest of the day absorbed in Wings and Tracks.  It was a book that I did not want to set down until I finished it…"

"Thank you for signing my book. I thought it was awesome..." S.H. age 11