The wild blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45. / Stephen E Ambrose.
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- ISBN: 9780743584050 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Abridged.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.
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Narrator: Jeffrey DeMunn.
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 young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were yet another exceptional band of brothers, and, in The Wild Blue, Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with the same vivid detail and affection. Ambrose describes how the Army Air Forces recruited, trained, and then chose those few who would undertake the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war. These are the boys - turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators, and gunners of the B-24s - who suffered over 50 percent casualties. With his remarkable gift for bringing...
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