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The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
The Wild Blue The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Stephen Ambrose is the acknowledged dean of the historians of World War II in Europe. In three highly acclaimed, bestselling volumes, he has told the story of the bravery, steadfastness, and ingenuity of the ordinary young men, the citizen soldiers, who fought the enemy to a standstill -- the band of brothers who endured together. The very youn...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743203395
ISBN-10: 0743203399
Publication Date: 8/14/2001
Pages: 304
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3.9 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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redhatter avatar reviewed The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45 on + 577 more book reviews
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The very young men who flew the B-24's over Germany in WWII against terrible odds, were yet, another band of brothers, and, in THE WILD BLUE. Steven Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with vivid detail and affection.
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Long before he entered politics, when he was just in his early 20s, South Dakotan George McGovern flew 35 bomber missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire. Stephen Ambrose, the industrious historian, focuses on McGovern and the young crew of his B-24 bomber, volunteers all, in this vivid study of the air war in Europe.

In his fast-paced narrative, Ambrose follows many other flyers (including the Tuskegee Airmen, the African American pilots who gave the B-24s essential fighter support on some of their most dangerous missions) as they brave the long odds against them, facing moments of glory and terror alike. "It would be an exaggeration to say that the B-24 won the war for the Allies," Ambrose writes. "But don't ask how they could have won the war without it." --Gregory McNamee
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smholston avatar reviewed The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45 on
This is a very entertaining and educational book. I loved it! I definitely would recommend it for anyone who is interested in World War II or aviation.
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If you lived and were in the war 11 you will love this book.


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