The Reluctant Raiders: The Story of United States Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 in World War II

Alan C. Carey

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The Reluctant Raiders is perhaps the most documented and researched book on a United States Navy land-based squadron flying the PB4Y-1 Liberator and PB4Y-2 Privateer. The final result of five years of research, the book traces the squadron's history from its commissioning in August 1943, to the final days of World War II, including: never before published combat and nose art photography; the squadron's tactical organization; a chronology of each combat aircrew's mission record; personnel killed in action; and an appendix containing Japanese shipping and aircraft destroyed or damaged by the squadron

Size: 6" x 9" | over 90 b/w photos, line art | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764307577

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