Combat Aircraft 40: Pbj Mitchell Units of the Pacific War

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Overview

Flown exclusively by the US Marines, the PBJ was one of those rare examples of an air force type being procured by the navy due to its ability to do exactly the job that was required of it. Bought as a land-based patrol bomber for operations in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II (1939-1945), the PBJ (Patrol, Bomber, North American) was kitted out to hunt down submarines as well as surface vessels. Identical to its air force counterpart, except for its ability to lay mines, deploy depth charges and ...

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Overview

Flown exclusively by the US Marines, the PBJ was one of those rare examples of an air force type being procured by the navy due to its ability to do exactly the job that was required of it. Bought as a land-based patrol bomber for operations in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II (1939-1945), the PBJ (Patrol, Bomber, North American) was kitted out to hunt down submarines as well as surface vessels. Identical to its air force counterpart, except for its ability to lay mines, deploy depth charges and launch torpedoes, some 706 PBJs were delivered to the Marine Corps from 1943-45. This book outlines the aircraft’s history and technology, and takes a closer look at the men who flew it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841765815
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: Combat Aircraft Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 450,977
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Scutts has worked in aviation publishing since the late 1960s, writing over 40 books, covering a broad spectrum of subject matter ranging from US Navy floatplane fighters in World War 2 to the exploits of the USAF's Phantom IIs over Vietnam. His specialist areas are the Luftwaffe and the US Air Forces in World War 2, and he originally appeared on the Osprey list as long ago as 1977, when he wrote the second volume in the now much sought after Air Cam Air War series, USAAF Heavy Bomber Units ETO & MTO 1942–45. Other Osprey titles include his best-selling Combat Aircraft 2: B-26 Marauder Units of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 'Flying Nightmares' 6
Chapter 2 'Sea Horses' and 'Devils' 21
Chapter 3 New Weapons 29
Chapter 4 Sunday Punch 47
Chapter 5 Saipan and Iwo 64
Chapter 6 Rocket Island 76
Appendices 89
Colour Plates Commentary 93
Index 96
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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I learned a lot about the USMC using the Army B-25. Never knew much about the Marines using Bombers in the Pacific. Learned a lot.
    I recommend this book

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