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The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany 1944-1945

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Stephen E. Ambrose is the acknowledged dean of the historians of World War II in Europe. The very young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were an exceptional band of brothers, and, in andlt;Iandgt;The Wild Blue,andlt;/Iandgt; Ambrose recounts their unique brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with vivid detail and affection. andlt;BRandgt; Ambrose describes how the Army Air Forces recruited, trained, and then chose those few who would undertake the most de-manding 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. andlt;BRandgt; With his remarkable gift for bringing alive the action and tension of combat, Ambrose carries us along in the crowded, uncomfortable, and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to the death through thick black smoke and deadly flak to reach their targets and destroy the German war machine. Many went down in flames.

About the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of numerous books of history, including the New York Times number one bestseller Nothing Like It in the World, and Undaunted Courage, D-Day, and Citizen Soldiers. He lives in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Helena, Montana. Visit his Web site at www.stephenambrose.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Prologue

Cast of Characters

CHAPTER ONE Where They Came From

CHAPTER TWO Training

CHAPTER THREE Learning to Fly the B-24

CHAPTER FOUR The Fifteenth Air Force

CHAPTER FIVE Cerignola, Italy

CHAPTER SIX Learning to Fly in Combat

CHAPTER SEVEN December 1944

CHAPTER EIGHT The Isle of Capri

CHAPTER NINE The Tuskegee Airmen Fly Cover: February 1945

CHAPTER TEN Missions over Austria: March 1945

CHAPTER ELEVEN Linz: The Last Mission: April 1945

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743216548
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Stephen E. Ambrose
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Flight crews
Subject:
Bombing, aerial
Subject:
Bomber pilots.
Subject:
B
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / Aviation
Subject:
HISTORY / Military / United States
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
E 582
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 16pp bandamp;w insert; maps as endpape
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 26.355 oz

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