FRANK (Bud) FARRELL'S BOOK, NO SWEAT, ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AS A B-29 GUNNER DURING THE KOREAN WAR
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"If you don't laugh and cry at times within moments of each other while reading this book, NO SWEAT - as I did while writing it - I will be disappointed!" Bud Farrell
"I have essentially finished reading NO SWEAT...I found it refreshingly different from most books because it is constructed in such a way that one can read an article, look at photos, news clippings, and other items without losing continuity. In other words, it is easy to read. The book is well written and does not contain most of the typos found in other self -published books. You are to be congratulated on your attention to detail that resulted in an excellant end product. Your memory must be superb." - Lucien Thomas, Scottsdale, Arizona - Sadly but hopefully joyously, "..reached out and touched the face of God..."(from poem "High Flight by WW II RCAF Pilot John McGee Jr.)... on September 25th, 2005 The "Gunner's Gunner"... with 400 Missions with The RC..A.F. & USAF 8th Air Force WW II, The 19th Bomb Group & 13th Bomb Group Korea, Vietnam
(Author of PINTAIL THREE, NEVER A DULL MOMENT, & R for ROBERT)
"...I laughed and cried a number of times, some while even on the same page." -
“Your Christmas Homecoming (HOMO GO) brought tears to my eyes. Really! Thank you for making me remember how lucky I am!” – Londa Boots, Assoc.Dir. Author Services, Authorhouse Publishing Co.
“Bud, I read all your postings, some times with tears, others with laughter but always with enjoyment” Bud, I not only enjoyed NO SWEAT but treasure it!" – Don Brzezinski, WW II B-29 Combat Crewman, Massapequa, NY
“EVERYBODY STAND UP"..."I thought I was in that airplane. You should take up writing or maybe you have.” -Earl Johnson, USAF Maj. Gen. Retired, WW II B-29 Aircraft Commander & 19th Bm.Gp.C.O.,Orlando, Florida
“NAMSAN-NI…What an excitingly told tale. Your ability to tell a story is a wonderful gift. You bring it to life as if we were really there!”
Jean Allen, WW II B-29 Combat Crewmember - WAS really there!
BUD LIGHT -“…I laughed my ass off. Great stuff, if the rest of the book is as good, it should be a best seller.” –Don MacHenry, Graphic Artist, New Kensington, Pa.
“ I read your story with Tears…” – Iris Fry, B-29 Web Site
“OH BABY! I was right there…rocking in my chair to gain momentum…go GO! GOOOOOOOOOOO!!! What an excellent piece…EVERYBODY STAND UP…you made it so real…amazed at how you can vividly describe so much! I almost feel like I am sitting on your shoulder, feeling what you feel, taking in all your emotions. Oh what a wonderful work!! I love you my HUBBA HUBBA GUNNER!” Susan Bryan, Lt. US Army, Poet/Writer, Computer Artist
I said in the NO SWEAT Book Mark that I hoped that
readers might laugh and cry within moments of each other - as I did
while writing it....and now I have heard that from just one person so
far and that is quite enough...but I had heard the same from a young
woman at the copy shop in Durango 3 years ago who kept a copy of the
original manuscript...but what does a woman know about war...just her
husband, sons, sisters, fathers, brothers, cousins, daughters... her
very heart and soul that she gives up...that's ALL!!
NO SWEAT - by our own Bud Farrell. This is a collection of approx. 85 narratives (and numerous photos with most taken personally by the author), related to thoughts and observations of many people and incidents he experienced in a relatively short military career during the Korean War, but almost a subsequent life time of reflection of all! You can order this book signed directly from Bud for $28.00 including S&H... get a copy, sit back and enjoy. I know Bud personally, and this will be a book filled with laughter and tears, love and enjoyment ~ Sallyann Wagoner, B-29 THEN & NOW Web Site http://b-29.org/
As a direct result of this book – NO SWEAT – two awards of Military Medals have been made to recipients in 2003 & 2004 as follows:
The Distinguished The Airman’s Medal For
Flying Cross Heroism - Posthumously
(Oct. 23, 2004) (August 2003)
Airman 1st Class Angelo Airman 2nd Class Donald
Menna of Cranston R.I., Wilson of Hillsdale, Illinois,
for entering an open B-29 for his valiant rescue of 2
Bomb Bay, with no parachute crewmates while losing his
on, and manually throwing own life in a desperate
3 Photoflash bombs and attempt to rescue a third
salvoing a “hung” 500 from a sinking ditched B-29,
pound bomb after aircraft in extraordinarily rough seas
experienced a 45 degree after a midnight return from
angle dive and pullout at a North Korean combat
1200 feet and approx. 2.7 Mission on October 31st,
seconds from impacting 1952. Just 3 of 14 survived.
ocean surface, 11/26/52 Several related pictures.
JUMP JOE JUMP story. HALLOWEEN story.
Here is Bud then and now. He pretty much looks the same if you ask me!
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