Nonfiction Book Award Status: Bronze Award
Title: SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
Author Name: Steve Snyder
Set within the framework of World War II in Europe, SHOT DOWN is about the experiences of each member of a B-17 crew after their plane was knocked out of the sky by two German Focke-Wulf 190 fighters over the French Belgian border and about the courageous Belgian patriots who risked their lives to help them. The print edition of the book has more than 200 time period photographs of the people who were involved and the places where the events took place.
Steve Snyder graduated from UCLA with a B.A. degree in Economics and has lived in Seal Beach, California since 1972. After 36 years in national sales and sales management, he retired from Vision Service Plan (VSP) in 2009.