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The Liberator

February 2024
1min read

Stephen E. Ambrose’s article on the B-24S (September) was a welcome reminder of how the best of mankind and the fruits of his labor came together at a critical hour in human history to alter destiny. The role these airplanes and the men who flew them played cannot be overstated. Inevitably, there are criticisms in hindsight about how this particular weapon was applied. In the end, however, all we can do is recall the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who, a decade and a half after V-E Day, addressed himself to critics who claimed the war might have been concluded earlier if he had tried different tactics. “The only answer I can give you,” he said, “is, we won.”

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