The Wild Blue
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|Author||Stephen E. Ambrose|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|Pages||304 in Paperback|
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.
- Mark Lewis, "Did Ambrose Write Wild Blue, Or Just Edit It?" Forbes, February 27, 2002.
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