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The 448th Bomb Group (H): Liberators over
Germany in WWII
Jeffrey E. Brett. The 448th
Bomb Group from its inception at Gowen Field,
Idaho, in 1943 until the cessation of hostilities
in Europe in 1945. An in-depth, personal look
into the men who carried the war to the heart
of the German Reich.
The 451st Bomb Group in WWII: A Picto-
rial History
Michael Hill. This new book is an
illustrated history of the 451st Bomb Group in
WWII. As part of the USAAF’s 15th Air Force,
they flew their B-24 Liberators from Castellucia,
Italy to heavily defended targets throughout the
Mediterranean theater of war.
Liberators over Norwich: The 458th Bomb
Group (H), 8th USAAF at Horsham St. Faith
Mackay/Bailey/Scorza. The 458th Bomb
Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force
early in 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in
England, the 458th participated in decisive
Campaigns – ëBig Week’, ëBig B’, D-Day and
the assault on Germany’s oil industry.
The 464th Bomb Group in WWII - in Action
over the Third Reich with the B-24 Liber-
Michael Hill. Flying the legendary B-24
Liberator, the 464th Bomb Group was stationed
at Pantanella, Italy and flew combat missions
against the heart of Hitler’s Third Reich. This is
their history as told by daily records, personal
stories and interviews with the men who served
with the 464th.
The 467th Bombardment Group (H) in
WWII - in Combat with the B-24 Liberator
over Europe
Perry Watts. In this new 8th Air
Force unit history, Watts sets out the history of
the USAAF 467th Heavy Bombardment Group,
which was based at Rackheath, Norfolk, in the
east of England, during 1944-1945.
B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force/49th
Bomb Wing in WWII
Hill & Beitling. The first
in a planned series that presents the B-24 Liber-
ators used by the 15th AF in WWII, noted B-24
historians Beitling and Hill present for the first
time the biographies of the individual B-24s
used by the 451st, 461st and 484th BGs of the
49th BW in Italy.
Combat Recon: 5th Air Force Images from
the SW Pacific 1943-45
Robert Stava. From
shipping strikes, to strafing runs on airfields, step
back in time and into the violent days of WWII
in the SW Pacific. Based on 5AF photographer
John Stava’s collection, and undiscovered until
the mid-1990s, captured here is a broad scope
of the war in the Southwest Pacific.
First in the Field: The 1st Air Division over
Europe in WWII
Ron Mackay “First in the Field”
is a relevant title to describe the pioneer force
destined to operate a hitherto un-tested concept
in modern aerial warfare: the 1st Bomb Division.
The initial period of shallow-penetration missions
with a severely under-strength force of B-17s,
crews and support equipment was followed by
growing and finally unsupportable losses.
Second in Line - Second to None: A Pho-
tographic History of the 2nd Air Division
Ron Mackay, with Mike Bailey and Steve Adams.
The 2nd Air Division’s involvement in the USAAF
Daylight Bombing Offensive conducted from En-
insight into the achievements of, as well as the
humanandmaterialcosttotheB-24and itscrews.
The book completes a trilogy focusing on the
“Mighty Eighth’s” Heavy Bombardment element.
Third in Line: The 3rd Air Division over Eu-
rope inWWII
Ron Mackay. Although comprising
the third and final element of the ëMighty Eighth’s’
heavy bomber force to be established in England,
the Division’s combat record was to prove in all
respects the equal of its contemporaries during
its two years of active operations.
The Eight Ballers - Eyes of the Fifth Air
Force: The 8th Photo Reconnaissance
Squadron in WWII
Stanaway & Rocker.
Beginning operations in April 1942 with four
Lockheed F-4 Lightnings, the 8th Photo Squadron
gave the USAAF its only aerial reconnaissance
coverage of the southwest Pacific during the
first part of the war.
Any Place, Any Time, Any Where: The 1st
Air Commandos in WWII
R.D. van Wagner.
Unorthodox and eclectic, the 1st Air Commandos
areamodel forconventionalandspecialoperations
today,and includedanairarsenalwhichwastotally
unique in itscompositionandapplication,combining
the firepower of P-51As and B-25H bombers with
the logistical tentacles of C-47 transports, CG-4A
gliders, L-5 and L-1 light planes, and UC-64 bush
planes to reach far behind Japanese lines.
Gooney Birds and Ferry Tales: The 27th
Air Transport Group in WWII
Jon A. Maguire.
The 27th Air Transport Group, part of the 302nd
Transport Wing, supported the 8th and 9th Air
Forces in WWII with ferry and transport services.
Though their role was extremely vital to the success
of the air and ground wars in Europe, their story
has remained largely untold.
The Reluctant Raiders: The Story of United States
Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 inWWII
C. Carey. Detailed book on USN land-based squadron
flying the PB4Y-1 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer. Traces
the squadron’s history from its commissioning in August
1943, to the final days of WWII.
We Flew Alone: United States Navy B-24
Squadrons in the Pacific - February 1943
to September 1944
Alan C. Carey. The first
comprehensive book on the operations of Navy
B-24 squadrons in the Pacific War examines the
formationanduseof theB-24by theUSN from the
birth of the first squadron and their deployment
to Guadalcanal in early 1943 to the squadrons
that participated in the Central Pacific campaign
Above an Angry Sea: United States Navy
B-24 Liberator and PBY-2 Privateer Opera-
tions in the Pacific - October 1944-August
Alan C. Carey. Examines in dramatic detail
the use of the B-24 and PB4Y-2 during the last
eleven months of the war against Japan.
U.S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squad-
rons in Great Britain during WWII
Alan C.
Carey. The story of USN FAW-7 and the men
who flew the Navy version of the B-24 bomber
out of England, during WWII.
Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer:
The Operational History of the U.S. Navy’s
WWII Patrol/Bomber Aircraft
Alan C. Carey.
Consolidated-Vultee’s (Convair) attempt to make
a few design changes to its famous B-24 for
the USN in 1942 eventually evolved into the
PB4Y-2 Privateer, equipped with state-of-the-art
electronics, and the capability to deliver bombs,
depth charges, and guided missiles.
Leatherneck Bombers: Marine Corps B-25/
PBJ Mitchell Squadrons inWWII
A forceful study of an élite group of men chosen
to form the U.S. Marines’ only medium bomber
group during WWII. Detailed list of individual
squadron aircraft and personnel losses, and all
known PBJs assigned to units overseas.
The Skull & Crossbones Squadron: VF-17
Lee Cook. VF-17 was known as the
Skull & Crossbones squadron and “Blackburn’s
Irregulars” – now known as the “Jolly Rogers.”
They were the first Navy squadron into combat
action with the new Corsair and were instrumental
in proving this powerful new fighter to the Navy.
Fighting Seventeen: A Photographic History
of VF-17 in WWII
Schiffer LTD Lee Cook. This
is the true story in photographs, of the USN’s
famous VF-17. Flying the new F4U Corsair they
broke combat records in the Pacific and were
instrumental in proving this powerful new fighter
to the Navy in WWII.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3664-5 • hard • $69.99 •
Schiffer LTD
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