B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI [NOOK Book]

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Osprey's study of the B-24 Liberator Units in the CBI Theatre of World War II (1939-1945). The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well suited to the demands of the CBI. The CBI's two air forces - the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China - each had one heavy bomb group equipped with Liberators. ...
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Overview

Osprey's study of the B-24 Liberator Units in the CBI Theatre of World War II (1939-1945). The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well suited to the demands of the CBI. The CBI's two air forces - the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China - each had one heavy bomb group equipped with Liberators. These two groups, the 7th and the 308th, carried the war to the Japanese across China and South East Asia, flying over some of the most difficult terrain in the world. The 308th had the added burden of having to carry its own fuel and bombs over the Himalayan 'Hump' from India to China in support of its missions. Despite the hardships and extreme distances from sources of supply, both units compiled a notable record, each winning two Distinguished Unit Citations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782006909
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Series: Combat Aircraft
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 874,722
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward Young is a retired financial executive with degrees in Political Science from Harvard University and the University of Washington. During his career he had assignments in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok. He has had a long-standing interest in the war in the Pacific, and has written on American fighter units in Burma and the Philippines, co-authored a history of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and published several other works on aspects of aviation history. He has contributed titles to Osprey's Campaign and Warrior series on the war in Burma. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington. The author lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 China-Burma-India 6

Chapter 2 Operations During 1943 13

Chapter 3 Strategic Air Force 28

Chapter 4 Fourteenth Air Force 44

Chapter 5 Sea Searches and ICHI-Go 69

Chapter 6 Endgame in China 85

Appendices 90

Colour Plates Commentary 91

Index 95

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    As with all other titles by Osprey publishing, this is an excell

    As with all other titles by Osprey publishing, this is an excellent book. It is well thought out and thorough. It covers a part of World War II that is rarely covered by American authors (the China-Burma-India theatre) and was forgotten about by Americans during the war as Europe and the Pacific were what people were thinking of.

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