Veteran’s History Project


On November 17, 2011, an update was sent to the Veteran’s History Project where Len Kovar has an existing profile. Please see the press release sent to them by Rick Reed, publicist for “WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived by Len Kovar”.

Here are two links to 2nd Lieutentant Len Kovar’s previous data in the Veteran’s History Project:


Dear Friends at the Veteran’s History Project, I have sent you the newly written story of an American airman, 2nd Lt. Len Kovar, B-24 Bombadier/Navigator from Carmichael, CA.  Much of this story has been forgotten, but the winter death marches US and Allied POW’s experienced as Russian forces pushed the German army back are as important as others in the Pacific theater. Unique photos taken with a camera smuggled into the Stalag’s detail the harsh conditions.
As you will note in the general press release sent to media, Mr. Kovar’s story is a candid, personal account of survival. Please call with any questions. We hope this adds to the individual stories of the men and women who struggled to win unique personal battles within this world war.
Regards, RR

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Keywords: POW, Veteran, Military, WWII, World War 2, B-24, Bombadier/Navigator, Survival, Koho Pono LLC Publisher,Prisoner of War

“WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived”
Now Available
Falling out of the sky was only the beginning. 
“WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived” is the story of young American airman, Second Lt. Len Kovar, a B-24 Bombadier from Carmichael, CA shot down over Eastern Europe on a beautiful day in 1943.
This candid, first person account of terror behind enemy lines, capture and imprisonment in Nazi Stalag prisoner of war camps begins on a sunny day at 20,000 feet. It takes readers into the muddy encampments and freezing death marches prisoners of war faced as Russian forces advanced across Eastern Europe.  Second Lt. Len Kovar shares the strategies that kept him and others alive as they struggled to survive each day. Like the infamous Pacific Theater’s Bataan Death March, hundreds of U.S. and Allied prisoners died as Nazi captors force-marched them through one of the worst European winters ever recorded to Stalag Prison Camps deep inside German lines.
Len Kovar provides a candid story of survival, his personal struggle to endure and a unique insight into the minds of prisoners and German soldiers following orders of their Nazi leaders. Kovar’s tale features photographs taken with a smuggled camera inside the Stalag razor wire and barracks of Nazi P.O.W. camps before VE Day.
Like many of the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen of World War II, Len Kovar came home from his service a changed man. As this ‘Greatest Generation’ passes into history, this may be one of the final documented stories of a WWII POW’s courageous survival. Falling into Fascist-occupied territory, Kovar relied on his personal belief in God, making a bargain to survive and live to share his faith with others when he got home…alive. “WWII Prisoner of War: How I Survived” helps recall how victory is won in the singular stories of the men and women who served. Get to know this WWII hero at

Author: Second Lt. Len Kovar with special thanks to his mother for keeping accurate notes and memories of his days Missing In Action and as P.O.W.  156 pages, ISBN 978-0-9845424-8-2 Available at, Barnes & Noble or visit to order. $16.95.
Media contact: Rick Reed 916-704-0080


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