by Paul M. Sailer
I Had a Comrade and The Oranges are Sweet
Chairman Tom Schellinger, a retired Northwest Orient Airlines captain, said of Sailer’s book about Minnesota’s highest scoring fighter pilot in World War II, “The Oranges are Sweet is a wonderful reliving of the life of Major Don M. Beerbower. . . . It goes far beyond the combat aspect of the war and delves into the human aspect of just what goes into making a true patriot.”
Paul Sailer named 2012 Writer of the Year by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
Welcome to the website for author Paul Sailer's books: The Oranges are Sweet: Major Don M. Beerbower and the 353rd Fighter Squadron - November 1942 to August 1944 and I Had a Comrade: Stories about the bravery, comradeship, and commitment of individual participants in the Second World War .
**We want to thank our customers for their exceptional support in 2021. It is very satisfying for us to produce books that appeal to so many readers.**
Loden Books is pleased to offer a special edition of The Oranges are Sweet, a publication that commemorates the 75th anniversary of Major Don Beerbower's tragic loss of life in 1944.
In 2019 the Minnesota History Center Museum Store in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the USAAF Museum Gift Store at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, sold more of our books than any other bookstores. We look forward to working with them again in 2021 after they closed because of Covid.
When you order I Had a Comrade and/or The Oranges are Sweet from us the books will come double-wrapped, auto-graphed and mailed at no cost to you. History is not dull when it contains engaging, in-depth, true stories about the fascinating young people of the war years. Certainly there is something we can learn from them.
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