A Hard Rain: The Terrible Cost of Winning the Skies in World War II

As America struggles to wind down another war that has not gone well, National Geographic is using the Memorial Day weekend to remind us of those who fought the last war that did.

B-17 bombers in flying formation.
Regenburg, Germany, as it looked from the B-17 bomber overhead.
George Preddy.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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