Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II

Henry W. Bloch, John Herron
Celebrating the release of a book about his experiences as a navigator on B-17 bombers during World War II – he flew 32 combat missions – Henry W. Bloch sits down with author John Herron to discuss his wartime exploits and how they helped shape the H&R Block co-founder as a businessman.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Before embodying the American dream – co-founding H&R Block and building it into the world’s largest tax preparation company – Henry W. Bloch helped define our country’s Greatest Generation. The native Kansas Citian enlisted in the Army Air Corps in the wake of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and flew 32 World War II combat missions as a navigator on B-17 Flying Fortress bombers.
 
Bloch, now 94, details his experiences in a new memoir, Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II. Celebrating its release, he and one of its co-authors, University of Missouri-Kansas City history professor John Herron, discuss the book and how Bloch’s wartime exploits helped shape him as a businessman.
 
Co-presented by the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation.