About Delayed Legacy

Delayed Legacy is the true story of the author's father, a World War II pilot, and the French town where he died just after D-Day. Conrad, born six weeks later, discovered in 1994 a footlocker sealed for fifty years containing his father's wartime medals, uniforms, flight log, and personal effects. Conrad tells how his research led him to a wingman, to England and France, and, in 2002, to a French family in Normandy who told him the rest of his father's story.

"One of the most moving books I'll ever read... This is an astonishing story, quite beautifully written. If Anne Frank allows us to begin to get some human idea of the Holocaust, Conrad John Netting III, his wife and his son allow us some human idea of what was lost, and what may yet be found, when a generation of Depression-era young men, who were forced to grow up far too quickly, went to war, so many never to return. A singularly lovely and loving book."

Nick Murray, author

"Part love story, part wartime thriller, part coming-of-age struggle, the book is a compelling real-life reminder that the human story is not over when the war ends."

Andrew Carroll, editor of The New York Times bestselling War Letters from the foreword of Delayed Legacy