The story is about 36 days that changed Harvey Horn’s life. It is the story of a Jewish boy from Brooklyn who dreamt of flying and enlisted in the Army Air Corps to fight for his country. It is about survival. It is about walking, riding in trolleys, carts, and trains to go from Fiume, Italy to Nuremberg, Germany. It is about war. It is about the resiliency of the human being and the ability of the body to adapt to conditions beyond one’s control. It is the story that all POWs keep replaying over and over and over and over. Could I have done more? Could I have done better? Did I perform as trained? Each day was a harrowing experience. Horn was the navigator in John Lincoln’s Crew 11-30 attached to the 772nd Bomber Squadron, 463rd Bomber Group, 15th Air Force based in Foggia, Italy
Goldfish – Silver Boot: The Story of a World War II Prisoner of War by Harvey S. Horn
The story of a Jewish boy from Brooklyn who dreamt of flying and enlisted in the Army Air Corps to fight for his country and ended up as a prisoner of war.