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Friday, November 4, 2011

Major Francis Angier - WWII B-17 Pilot & POW

11/11/11 Veteran’s Day Guest Speaker In Morrisville, VT.

By Dell Hill

Meet Major Francis Angier - WWII B-17 pilot, prisoner of war and highly decorated Vermont military hero.

The following blog post is from Vermont’s Northland Journal.

The Morrisville, Vermont VFW Post 9653 will be honored to welcome Major Angier as its guest speaker during this year’s Veteran’s Day dinner-dance.

“When you think you’re having a bad day think about Francis Angier of Williston, Vermont. The pilot of a B-17 bomber during World War II, Angier was literally blown out of his airplane by enemy fire. He was severely injured when he hit the ground after opening his parachute at tree top heights. That was only the beginning of his plight. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to a POW camp.”

The famous B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber Dressed To The Nines

“In 2003 Angier wrote a book about his life in the military, including his stint in the POW camp. The book is titled, “Ready or Not: Into the Wild Blue”. It is a great read. The book sells for $20 plus $3 for postage.

The Williston man is also the author of “Tales of Woe as Well as other Preposterous but Humorous Events”. The book sells for $15 plus $2.50 shipping.

To order:

Send check or money order to 7 Chelsea Place, Williston, Vermont 05495. People with questions can contact Angier at or call 1-802-879-7215. You can also find him on Facebook.

Listen to an interview with Mr. Angier:

To listen to an hour long interview with Mr. Angier  click here:

Quite obviously, I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing Major Angier’s message on this very special date:  11/11/11

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