And No Purple Heart is a powerful account of a young airman's struggle to survive 35 grueling combat missions over The Third Reich. B-17 ball-turret gunner Frank Reese Mays has written a great book, a stirring salute to the resilience of the human spirit. Feelings of fear, grief, and despair constantly plagued the young men of the 8th Airforce as they fought the greatest airwar in history and lost far too many friends in the process. But fear, grief, and despair lost. Life won. Darkness never lasts, and the pages of And No Purple Heart bear eloquent witness to that timeless truth.