9 Lives: An Oral History
by Aaron Elson
more than a decade, Aaron Elson has been preserving the firsthand accounts of World War II
veterans. This is a collection in the best tradition of Tom Brokaw, Stephen Ambrose and
Studs Terkel. Included in the nine interviews are three accounts of the Kassel mission
bombing raid, in which a group of 35 B-24 Liberators flew off course, lost their fighter
escort, and were attacked by as many as 150 German fighter planes.