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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The prologue to Wild Blue illustrates the constraints to flying a B-24. The very first sentence sets the stage, "The B-24 was built like a 1930s Mack Truck, except that it had an aluminum skin that ... Read full review

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User Review  - tillywern - LibraryThing

Although not an exhaustive historical reference of the air war over Europe during WWII, this book provides a very good glimpse into how average citizens became part of one of the greatest conflicts in ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Interesting and terrifying and edifying in many spots but draggy throughout. It's mostly the story of George McGovern's WWII, and I learned a lot. It's a good read, just not a gripping one- except ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

A rather weak and unworthy effort by Stephen Ambrose, barely comparable to his other books. This book suffers from truthiness and a lack of focus. Ambrose is invested in propagating the Greatest ... Read full review

THE WILD BLUE: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another paean to the "greatest generation" of young Americans, this time focusing on the B-24 bomber crews—with special attention to the crew of the Dakota Queen, piloted by future US Senator and ... Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

There are many books about flying B-17's over Europe but fewer about what it was like to fly the B-24. Here Ambrose has gathered many stories from the men who flew them from airfields in Italy to ... Read full review

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User Review  - wadezoe - LibraryThing

An excellent review of B-24 bomber operations from training to combat over the Third Riech. It is also a biography of George McGovern's war years as a B-24 pilot. It is an excellent listen for aviation enthusiasts, World War II readers and pilots. Read full review

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User Review  - stillnotalice - LibraryThing

My dad was an nose gunner in a B-24 in WW2. This gave me a good idea of what he experienced as a flyer. Read full review

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User Review  - legan - LibraryThing

Audiobook. Was a little slow, but good information and kept us entertained during a long car ride Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Outstanding book about young men going to war Read full review


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