B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War

B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War

by Robert F. Dorr, Mark Rolfe
     
 

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Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day during World War II (1939-1945), 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

Overview


Ever present in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day during World War II (1939-1945), 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855327818
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series , #11
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
556,752
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Robert F Dorr is a well respected author of long-standing reputation - he has written over a dozen books for Osprey over the years. His histories on modern American combat aircraft like the F-101 Voodoo and A-6 Intruder have set the standard for works of this type. His ability to combine 'crew speak' with concise editorial comment gives his books a unique and revealing style of their own.

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