Karl Schaeffer's Reviews > The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Feb 01, 11

Read from January 28 to 31, 2011

Excellent book. Good story about the strategic bombing in WWII. What's especially good is that it follows crew members from where they were at the beginning of the war thru to the end. What was interesting to me was that George McGovern signed up after Pearl Harbor, he wasn't called to training until early 1943, then trained thru 1943 into early 1944 and didn't start flying missions until late 1944, spending a year in the European Theatre. What I also found interesting is that German industrial war output kept increasing thru mid-1944. And, if they had gotten their act together and made better use of jets, the outcome may have been very different.

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