Book signing set
The Messenger. 05.22.08
The Obion County Public Library will host a book signing for Sallie Guy Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the library at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. Ms. Guy’s book, “Flying Without Wings: The Story of Carroll Guy — a World War II Bomber Pilot,” tells the story of a local Tennessee farm boy from Troy who grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s and longed to be a pilot.
Mrs. Guy has penned his story — the tale of a dream that was realized when he enlisted as an aviation cadet in January 1941 and ended up a “flying sergeant.”
Serving in New Guinea, he flew observation in an unarmed Piper Cub for the 218th Heavy Field Artillery Battalion, earning the Silver Star, the Soldier’s Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and promotion to second lieutenant.
He was later transferred to the 43rd Bombardment Group of the 65th Bombardment Squadron of the Fifth Air Force and flew 32 missions in B-24 four-engine bombers without pilot’s wings — a feat unequaled in World War II.
The public is invited to attend the book signing. Paperback copies of the book will be available for $14.95.