Red Burning Sky: A WWII Novel Inspired by the Greatest Aviation Rescue in History

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Red Burning Sky is a thrilling historical novel about a daring rescue in enemy territory. It is based on true events. In this novel, an American flight instructor volunteers to join a dangerous mission to rescue downed airmen in occupied Yugoslavia. One of the downed airmen is lieutenant Bill Bogdnavich, whose father was from Yugoslavia. Bogdnavich discovers that no fewer than three hundred downed airmen are being protected by the local Chetnik forces. Like the rest of them, he wants nothing more than to escape and return to fight the Germans again. The instructor, Drew Carlton, along with a few other pilots will have to brave enemy fighters and anti-aircraft to rescue the airmen.

Overall, this was an amazing book. It had lots of action, lots of suspense, and a lot of realistic struggles. There was a lot of character development throughout the book. Drew Carlton struggles with courage, and Vasa is desperate to prove himself. This book is also very informative, with lots of information about Operation Halyard. I would recommend this story to young adults who enjoy reading about history.

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Author Tom Young
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Kensington Books
Publish Date 22-Feb-2022
ISBN 9781496732941
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Issue April 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller