JIM SMITH served with the 315th Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force during, World War II, where he was a radio operator of a B-29B bomber named "The Boomerang," He has researched "The Last Mission" for more than twenty years. MALCOLM McCONNELL is the author or coauthor of twenty-three books, many of them on military subjects. He most recently cowrote "Born to Fly" with Navy pilot Shane Osborn. He lives near Washington, D.C.
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