The unique fictional story of the “Belly of the Beast” focuses on the extraordinary valor of a B-17 belly gunner and his crew. The young men face the enemy with courage and tenacity knowing the odds of death will be high. The reader climbs into the ball turret with William “Ox” Abraham for every terrorizing mission leaving with a new appreciation for the determination, resolve and fighting spirit of these B-17 crewmen. The story is graphic, tragic and heartfelt. Hopefully their story of courage and gallantry will live on through all generations.