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B 24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War

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Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the B-24 Liberator proved to be the staple heavy bomber of the campaign. From its ignominious beginnings in the Allied rout in the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies, the bomber weathered the Japanese storm with a handful of bomb groups, which played a crucial role in checking the enemy's progress firstly in New Guinea, and then actively participating in the 'island hopping' campaign through the south-west Pacific.

B 24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War

Author : Robert F Dorr
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Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the B-24 Liberator proved to be the staple heavy bomber of the campaign. From its ignominious beginnings in the Allied rout in the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies, the bomber weathered the Japanese storm with a handful of bomb groups, which played a crucial role in checking the enemy's progress firstly in New Guinea, and then actively participating in the 'island hopping' campaign through the south-west Pacific.

The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor

Author : Steve Horn
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He also discusses a Japanese plan to bomb the Panama Canal that was abandoned when the war ended." "Horn's chronicling of these mostly unknown plans and operations adds an important dimension to the historical record."--Jacket.

Consolidated B 24 Liberator

Author : Graham M. Simons
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war in the Pacific. Its most famous single exploit is possibly the raid on the Ploesti oil fields in August 1943.The B-24 ended World War Two as the most produced Allied heavy bomber in history, and the most produced American military aircraft at over 18,000 units, thanks in large measure to Henry Ford and the harnessing of American industry. It still holds the distinction as the most produced American military aircraft. The B-24 was used by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean and China-Burma-India theaters.This book focuses on the design, engineering, development and tactical use of the many variants throughout the bombers service life. The overall result is, as David Lee, the former Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford said upon reading the final manuscript, to be acquainted with ...all you never knew about the B-24!The book is enlivened by the many dramatic photographs which feature, and this coupled with the clarity of Simons' prose makes for an engaging and entertaining history of this iconic Allied bomber, a key component in several of their biggest victories and a marvel of military engineering.

Air Power History

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World War Ii Strategic Bombing Units

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 142. Chapters: 16th Air Expeditionary Wing, 19th Operations Group, 29th Flying Training Wing, 301st Fighter Wing (World War II), 304th Air Division, 305th Air Division, 306th Fighter Wing (World War II), 313th Air Division, 314th Air Division, 315th Air Division, 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, 330th Bombardment Group (VH), 331st Air Expeditionary Group, 333d Bombardment Group, 346th Bombardment Group, 37th Tactical Missile Squadron, 382d Bombardment Group, 383d Bombardment Group, 39th Air Base Wing, 40th Air Expeditionary Wing, 444th Air Expeditionary Wing, 462d Strategic Aerospace Wing, 468th Bombardment Group, 47th Air Division, 497th Air Refueling Wing, 497th Bombardment Group, 499th Air Refueling Wing, 49th Air Division, 500th Air Refueling Wing, 501st Combat Support Wing, 502d Bombardment Group, 504th Bombardment Group, 505th Bombardment Group, 509th Composite Group, 55th Bombardment Wing (World War II), 58th Air Division, 6th Operations Group, 73d Air Division, Army Air Forces Bombardier Schools, B-24 Liberator units of the United States Army Air Forces, Eighth Air Force, No. 5 Group RAF, St Vincents Hall, Twentieth Air Force, VII Fighter Command, XXI Bomber Command, XX Bomber Command. Excerpt: The 330th Bombardment Group ("Empire Busters") was a bomber group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It constituted on 1 July 1942 at Salt Lake City Army Air Base, Utah. The unit fought in the Pacific Theater. Its lineage and honors are now carried by the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing. The unit was organized in 1942 as a Consolidated B-24 Liberator Replacement Training Unit (RTU) in New Mexico and Texas. In 1944, the group was equipped with the B-29 Superfortress and was assigned to the 314th Bombardment Wing, training in Kansas for deployment to the Pacific Theater. Flying from North Field, Guam as part...

The British National Bibliography

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A History Of The B 24 Liberator in Over 300 Photographs Stories And Analyisis Including The U S Army Air Forces in World War II Combat Chronology 1941 1945 American Air Power in WWII

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PREFACE The chronology is concerned primarily with operations of the US Army Air Forces and its combat units between December 7, 1941 and September 15, 1945. It is designed as a companion reference to the seven-volume history of The Army Air Forces in World War 11, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and James Lea Cate. The research was a cooperative endeavor carried out in the United States Air Force historical archives by the Research Branch of the Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center. Such an effort has demanded certain changes in established historical methodology, as well as some arbitrary rules for presentation of the results. After International and US events, entries are arranged geographically. They begin with events at Army Air Forces Headquarters in Washington then proceed eastward around the world, using the location of the headquarters of the numbered air forces as the basis for placement. For this reason, entries concerning the Ninth Air Force while operating in the Middle East follow Twelfth Air Force. When that headquarters moves to England in October 1943, the entries are shifted to follow Eighth Air Force. The entries end with those numbered air forces which remained in the Zone of the Interior, as well as units originally activated in the ZI, then designated for later movement overseas, such as Ninth and Tenth Air Forces. The ZI entries do not include Eighth and Twentieth Air Forces, which were established in the ZI with the original intent of placing them in those geographical locations with which they became historically identified. For these two units, original actions are shown either under AAF or in their intended geographic area of location. All times and dates used are those of the area under discussion. The entry "1/2 Jun" indicates that an event occurred during the night between the two given dates, while "1-2 Jun" indicates an action over a period of time. In dealing with people, again arbitrary decisions were implemented. For military men below the general officer or equivalent level, full grade and name were used. For general officers and those of equal grade in other US and foreign services, the complete rank (both that at the time first mentioned and the highest rank held prior to the end of the war) and name will be found in the index. Only an abbreviated rank (e.g., Gen or Adm) and last name are used in the text. The exception is where two general officers had the same last name; in such cases, the first name is also included. Similarly for civilian leaders, only the last name is used; full name and title are given in the index. Location of all towns, islands, etc., is also made in the index. In all cases, attempts were made to cite place names in use by the native population at the time of or immediately before the war. No names imposed by a conqueror are used. For example Pylos Bay, not Navarino Bay, is used. Further, as appropriate, native geographic terms are used: Shima for island in. Japanese island groups, See for lake in Germany. However, two exceptions were made. In cases in which the place became infamous because of the actions of the conquering power, that name is preferred-for example Auschwitz would be used rather than the Polish name of Oswiecim. Also, in larger international cities, such as Roma, Koln and Wien, the anglicized name is used. Where a village or hamlet was difficult to locate or where there were several such places with the same name in a general area, the coordinates are given in the index. In some cases, with no extant navigational aids of the attacking force, the best possible guess was made based upon all available evidence. In other instances, such as the bridge at Hay-ti-attacked so often by Tenth Air Force-- a logical guess could not be made. In these cases, a question mark is placed in brackets after the index entry. Accent marks, such as umlauts, were omitted.

The Mighty Eighth

Author : Gerald Astor
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The harrowing tale of the aerial counterattack mounted from British soil follows the Army Air Corps and newly created Eighth Air Force airborne on the brand new B-17 Flying Fortress and the P-47 Thunderbolt to drop bombs into the heart of the German war machine. Reprint.

War in the Pacific

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A complete and comprehensive history of the war from the Far East to the Japanese surrender in 1945.

World War 2 In Review No 20 Consolidated B 24 Liberator

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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook Edition 2017. This issue provides coverage of the B-24 Liberator bomber. The B-24 was used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and CBI Theaters. The B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. This pictorial includes a concise history of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, as well as coverage of the XB-41 long range escort, C-87 Liberator Express, and C-109 fuel tanker models. Also included are two articles: “Operation Tidal Wave,” the low-level strike against the Ploesti oil fields in Romania on 1 August 1943, and “Flying the B-24 Bomber Was No Picnic.” 407 B&W/color photos/illustrations.

B 24 Liberator Bomber Pilot s Flight Manual

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator first saw combat in June of 1942, making a daring raid into Nazi-occupied Romania to bomb the oil fields at Ploesti. Nearly 18,500 Liberators were built during the war years, making it by far the most-produced American combat aircraft. It served in many roles beyond heavy bomber, transport, and anti-submarine patrol, and flew in Africa, Europe, India, the Atlantic, India and the Pacific Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in 1942, the B-24 Liberator Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Ten Eventful Years

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B 24 Liberator vs Ki 43 Oscar

Author : Edward M. Young
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In reviewing reports of air combat from Spain, China and the early stages of the war in Europe, the US Army Air Corps called for heavier armor and armament for its bomber fleet, including the addition of a tail turret. While Japan tried to counter with their own heavy fighters, their inability to produce them in any number meant that they were forced to face the bomber threat with the nimble, but under–armed Ki-43 “Oscar”. While severely outgunned, the Japanese learned to use their greater maneuverability to exploit the small weakness in bomber defenses. This book tells the story of the clash in the skies over the Pacific, as the Japanese fought desperately against the coming tide of the American bomber offensive.

History of the United States Marine Corps

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Illinois Central Magazine

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aviation

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Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

Author : Norman Franks
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Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War.

Aircraft of the Second World War

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In these pages some of the most prominent specialist aviation writers have come together to present an authoritative account of this dramatic era in the history of aviation technology. This is not just another account of the aeroplane's use in warfare, full of valiant needs and heroism. It is a combined study of an outstanding era to the evolution of the flying machine, an era when it attained its maturity and achieved new significance in world affairs.

Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1

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Responsible for destroying 1294 enemy aircraft between June 1917 and November 1918, the Camel was the most successful fighting scout employed by either side in terms of the sheer number of victories that it scored. The Camel was renowned for its sensitivity and need for skill and experience, and casualties amongst pilots undergoing training on the type were very high. More than 5490 examples were constructed, and this book covers its combat use on the Western Front, in Palestine, on the Italian front, in the Home Defence role in the UK and in Russia.