Jun 252019

Steve Snyder, AuthorGreetings!

I wanted to let you know about my YouTube Channel in case you would like to subscribe to it.

There are a lot of videos of air shows I have attended around the country, interviews with World War II veterans, PowerPoint presentations I have made to various groups, and radio shows and podcasts interviews with me.

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I know you will find it interesting. Thank you for your consideration.


Steve Snyder, Author

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Jan 222017

Daily News




Reviewed by Aaron W. Hughey 

“Because Howard Snyder was the last man to bail out of the plane, he came down about 10 miles further west than the rest of the crew,” Steve Snyder explains in “Fate of the Crew,” the 28th chapter of “Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth,” his meticulously-researched account of his father’s experience during World War II.

“When he landed in Macquenoise, Belgium, at around 1:30 in the afternoon, his parachute snagged in some trees, leaving him hanging some 20 feet above the ground,” he continues. “Two young Belgian farmers, Raymond Durvin and Henri Fraikin, saw Snyder coming down and ran to the area. Seeing him dangling from the trees, they went to get a ladder and rope to rescue him. When they came back, they threw him the rope so he could tie it around his waist, and then ,,,, 

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Jul 172015

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is a tribute to the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen who have given so much for their country. The poem was written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt. On July 4, 2008, it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York.


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May 072015
NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner

Each year, for the past 32 years, NABE, now known as the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, presents some of the finest books published by its members.

Dear Steve, 

Your book, SHOT DOWN, has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Spring 2015 – Best Books in the Category of MILITARY. 

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May 072015

Steve Snyder always considered his father a hero. But it wasn’t until after his own retirement, and years after his father’s death, that he learned just how much of a story Howard Snyder had to tell.

Howard SnyderThe younger Snyder, 67, recounts his father’s time as a pilot on the B-17 Susan Ruth during World War II in his first book, “Shot Down.” The book gives an insightful glimpse into the lives of Howard Snyder and his crew members by sharing intimate diary entries, letters written to loved ones back home and photographs, as well as accounts of historical events, such as when the Susan Ruth was shot down in Belgium on Feb. 8, 1944.

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