The Wild Blue

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The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany
Author Stephen E. Ambrose
Cover artist unknown
Country United States
Language English
Subject Unknown
Genre Historic
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 304 in Paperback
ISBN 978-0-7434-5062-1
OCLC 59450527

The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany, by historian Stephen Ambrose, was published in 2001. The book details the lives and World War II experiences of pilots, bombardier, navigators, radio operators and gunners flying B-24s of the U.S. Army Air Forces against Nazi Germany. It includes a recounting of George McGovern's career as a pilot with the 455th Bomb Group in Italy, encompassing 35 bombing missions, which were completed despite bad weather and heavy flak attacks from German anti-aircraft guns.

It has been alleged that Ambrose plagiarized parts of the book by copying text from endnote sources.[1]


  1. ^ Mark Lewis, "Did Ambrose Write Wild Blue, Or Just Edit It?" Forbes, February 27, 2002.