The Wild Blue
741 Squadron: On a Wing and a Prayer Over Occupied Europe
By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
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Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose
Book DescriptionIn the bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, Stephen E. Ambrose portrayed in vivid detail the experiences of soldiers who fought on the bloody battlegrounds of World War II. THE WILD BLUE brings to life another extraordinary band of brothers - the men who volunteered to join the American Air Force and undertook some of the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war. Focusing on the men of the 741st Bomb Squadron and, in particular, the crew of the DAKOTA QUEEN, these are the boys turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators and gunners of the B24s, who suffered 50 per cent casualties during conflict. With his extraordinary talent for bringing alive the action and tension of combat, Ambrose sweeps us along in the B24s as their crews fought to the death to reach their targets and destroy the German war machine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743450621
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 7-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Stephen E. Ambrose, Number One bestselling author of BAND OF BROTHERS, brings us the unforgettable story of the brave young men who embarked upon some of the most dangerous missions of World War II.
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Author Biography - Stephen E. Ambrose
Stephen E. Ambrose, leading World War II historian, was the author of numerous books on history including the Number 1 bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, D-DAY (on which SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was based) PEGASUS BRIDGE and WILD BLUE. He is founder of the Eisenhower Center and the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. He died in 2002.
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