About Steve Snyder
A graduate of UCLA, Steve Snyder lives in Seal Beach, California. In 2009, he retired from Vision Service Plan (VSP) after a 36 year career working in sales and sales management. He then began his quest to learn more about the World War II experiences of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth. It became his passion, and after 4 ½ years of dedicated research, resulted in his book, SHOT DOWN, which has won 28 national book awards. A member of numerous World War II organizations, Steve is immediate past president of the 306th Bomb Group Historical Association. He keeps busy making PowerPoint presentations to all types of organizations and attending air shows around the country signing copies of his book.