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04.16.2020 | Jeffrey Copeland Reading & Signing for “Lt. Elsie Ott’s Top Secret Mission” | Free

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Categories: Historical, Literature & Poetry


Lt. Elsie Ott’s historic, top-secret aeromedical evacuation mission in January of 1943 helped pave the way for a dramatic change in how wounded soldiers received vital medical care. Lt. Ott was given the task of transporting five severely wounded and ill soldiers from Karachi, India to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. During the grueling journey, she and her patients faced German fighter planes, guerilla snipers, altitude challenges, logistical complications, and more.

Jeffrey S. Copeland has authored and edited over thirty books and lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri.

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