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Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.

©1996 Truman and Margot Smith Trust (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

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"...the book proves that the nation's greatest resources are its young people, ready and willing to serve their country." ( St. Joseph (MO.) News-Press)
"If you thought gallantry and valor were the only stuff war is made of, think again. He makes one statement which is not understood by anyone who has not served in combat: 'In order to out-bad the bad guys, you've got to be badder than they are.'" ( Tulsa World)

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Honest account of the realities of war

Living through and participating in the cruelties of war and still trying to remain humane - this is the subject of this rare treasurechest of a war diary. As the title says the author and former US bomber pilot Truman Smith knew that he didn't do "the right stuff" but still did it to participate in the overpowering of Nazi Germany. His account is rarely honest but still has a touch of humor.
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