Historian Stephen E. Ambrose. His new book is The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s Over Germany
. It's about the 18-22 year old men, including the young George McGovern, who flew dangerous missions in the plane they called The Liberator
. The casualty rate was nearly 50 percent. Ambrose is the author of a number of books of history, including The New York Times
number one best seller Nothing Like it in the World
. (Broadcast Date: August 15, 2001)
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