THE RELUCTANT RAIDERS: THE STORY OF UNITED STATES NAVY BOMBING SQUADRON VB/VPB-109 DURING WORLD WAR II.

Carey, Alan C.


£30.00




Atglen, 1st ed., 1999. 237 pp., numerous photo-ills., + a plan. D.j., marbled e.p.'s; 23 x 15cm. Nr. FINE. This 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 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.


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