1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s........

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by mrskeet410, Aug 5, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,064
    What do you think of these men and boys?
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    7,946
    Location:
    Eastern Washington
    We are not speaking German as a main language are WE!

    Enough said!!
     
  3. Baber

    Baber TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,348
    I recall that one of the major characters in this book is George McGovern. The same Geroge McGovern who is a big government liberal that would love to make us a socialist democracy where big government rules our lives. Wonder where this guy went wrong.

    T
     
  4. WS-1

    WS-1 Banned User Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,885
    Boycott.
     
  5. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,064
    Yes T, McGovern was a major character in the book. That surprised me when I read the book. If I had known that before I got the book I may not have chosen it. But I am pleased I didn't know and that I read the book.

    The book is mostly about the strategic air campaign from Italy (9th Air Force I believe). They didn't face much opposition from German fighters, but I never truly appreciated intense flak boxes these men had to fly into. Lot's and lot's of men died from everyday flying accidents too.

    Very impressive the way the US trained that many pilots in that short of a time. Germans or Japanese never figured out, or really even tried, to do that.

    I don't know when or why McGovern went wrong. He seemed to do the right thing in WWII.
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,645
    I've never read a Stephen Ambrose book that I didn't love. RIP Mr Ambrose.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.