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Men andMissions of theUnited StatesNavy’s PB4Y-1Liberator andPB4Y-2Privateer Squadrons PacificTheater
Alan C. Carey
• Patrol and bombing squadrons equippedwith theB-24 Liberator (PB4Y-1) and its successor, the PB4Y-2Privateer
• Combat operations in the Pacific beginning in October 1944 through August 1945
• New chapter on a combat air crew struggling to evade pursuing Japanese troops after force down in Borneo
This is a revised and expanded second edition that examinesUnitedStatesNavy patrol andbombing squadrons
equippedwith theConsolidated B-24 Liberator (PB4Y-1) and its successor, theConsolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2
Privateer. The author’s previous book,
We Flew Alone
, discussed the Navy’s use of the B-24 Liberator from
February 1943 to September 1944. He now examines in dramatic detail the use of the B-24 and PB4Y-2
during the last eleven months of the war against Japan. The author has collected personal stories, over 300
images, a tabulation of all aerial kills credited to PB4Y patrol plane commanders, a roster of all personnel
killed in action or in the line of duty, individual squadron records, and a list of all known B-24 Liberators
and PB4Y-2 Privateers assigned to the Pacific between 1943 and 1945.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 331 color and b/w photographs • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5368-0 • soft cover • $29.99
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We FlewAlone:
Men andMissions of the United States Navy’s B-24 Liberator Squadrons Pacific Operations: Feb. 1943–Sept. 1944
Alan C. Carey
• USN and USMC PB4Y-1 Liberator squadrons beginning with operations in the South Pacific
in early 1943 through September 1944 in the Central Pacific
• Includes additional historical information, corrected information, correspondence from veterans or their
families, and new images
• An investigation of the loss of a combat air crew and subsequent execution of that crew’s sole survivor
This revised and expanded second edition covers USNandUSMC squadrons that operated theConsolidated B-24
Liberator heavy bomber as the PB4Y-1 in the Pacific fromearly 1943 through September 1944 in theCentral Pacific.
Combat air crews consisted of eleven young men typically ages 18 to 26 led by a patrol plane commander in his
early tomid-twenties.They flew alone on single-plane patrols often lasting ten or more hours. Alone on patrol there
were no witnesses when an aircraft failed to return to base; they simply vanished, leaving little if any clues about
their fate. Other aircrews sent to look for the missing would occasionally spot a deflated life raft floating or dye
marker spreading across the water—evidence marking where a four-engine bomber and its crew had gone down.
Alan C. Carey
is the author of nearly two dozen books and magazine articles on military history with his
first book,
The Reluctant Raiders
, published in 1999 by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. He is also noted for aiding
veterans and families in a variety of issues related to military service.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • over 150 b/w photographs • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5369-7 • soft cover • $29.99
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• The Reluctant Raiders: The Story of United States
Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 in World War II,
978-0-7643-0757-7, $29.95
• U.S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons: in
Great Britain during World War II,
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