H. W. “Buzz” Bernard was awarded a Gold Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) for his novel When Heroes Flew: The Shangri-La Raiders. The award was presented August 27 at the MWSA’s annual conference held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The novel is set against the legendary Jimmy Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan, in the early days of WWII. This was Bernard’s second Gold Medal. He was presented a Gold Medal last year for his novel When Heroes Flew.
The opening chapter of The Shangri-La Raiders is set in Oregon in January 1942.