If common sense prevailed, he would order everyone to bail out and leave the B-17 Flying Fortress to its fate. He and the crew would parachute to safety, prisoners of war but alive. But that would mean leaving an unconscious man behind to die alone, and Brown refused to do that.
It is hard for me to imagine the 20 year olds of today having the courage and the selflessness to stick it out and pilot a plane full of wounded back to England under such circumstances.
Most of the young ones today simply think of themselves first last and always.
“Most of the young ones today simply think of themselves first last and always.”
The pre 1960s generations were products of their upbringing. Sadly, the generation you describe today is also a product of their upbringing.
Prior generations studied real history, civics and the humanities. Today they study Kim Kardashian, Dancing with the Stars and Facebook.
We will all suffer their ignorance in myriad ways.