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Revenge of the Red Raiders takes the reader on an unforgettable journey with WWII U.S. Army airmen across the Southwest Pacific. This comprehensively researched account follows the 22nd Bomb Group from its prewar training all the way to the end of the conflict on the island of Okinawa. The 22nd was the first Bomb Group to receive the experimental B-26 Marauder medium bomber in 1941, and their struggle to test the aircraft is detailed in this text. The first Bomb Group to fully deploy to the Pacific post-Pearl Harbor, the 22nd pioneered the flight route to Australia, and two of its planes attacked the carrier Akagi in the Battle of Midway. In April of 1942, the airmen were thrown into battle against Japanese forces threatening to overrun the Allies in the Pacific, flying some of the earliest raids on the Japanese airfield at Lae and the bastion of Rabaul from primitive bases in New Guinea. These missions are fully covered with text and photos from both sides. The 22nd later began converting to the B-25 Mitchell before becoming a B-24 Liberator Heavy Group in 1944 and continuing the fight to the very doorstep of Japan. The 22nd was the only Army Air Force unit to sink an enemy cruiser during the war. Revenge of the Red Raiders contains 624 pages and is illustrated by more than 1000 black and white or color photos, four magnificent color paintings by top aviation artist Jack Fellows, 48 full-color aircraft profiles, 3 aircraft cutaway drawings and 16 maps that pinpoint all bases, missions flown and aircraft lost. The text includes appendices of leaders, casualties, histories of every combat aircraft flown and of the unit's aircraft markings and insignias. A final appendix details the histories of the 48 B-26, B-25 and B-24 aircraft illustrated in the color profiles. The information in this text was confirmed by American and Japanese sources, providing an accurate account of virtually all of the 22nd's combat encounters in the air and against shipping at sea.
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Book Description Intl Research & Pub. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Oversized Laminmated Hardcover - SIGNED by Lawrence Hickey - 624 pages - over 1000 photos - 32 page color section - Overseas shipping Extra! - Revenge of the Red Raiders takes the reader on an unforgettable journey with America's young airmen across the war zones of the Southwest Pacific. This exhaustively researched and definitive account of one of America's premier Army Air Force bombardment units follows the 22nd Bomb Group from its Stateside prewar formation and training through its deployment to Northern Australia during the earliest days of WW II, through the end of the conflict on the island of Okinawa. Initially equipped with the B-26 Marauder, the 22nd BG pioneered the Pacific island-hopping route to Australia, then was one of the first American combat units to strike back at the Japanese in the skies over Rabaul and New Guinea. Later the 22nd partially re-equipped with the B-25 Mitchell, before becoming a B-24 Liberator Heavy Bombardment Unit and fighting its way across the Southwest Pacific to the doorstep of Japan. Revenge of the Red Raiders features over 600 pages of text and is massively illustrated by more than 1000 color and black and white photos, 4 magnificent color paintings by renowned aviation artist Jack Fellows, 48 full-color aircraft profiles, by Steve W. Ferguson and 16 detailed maps, showing all bases, the location of every mission flown, and the site of each aircraft lost. The chronological text is supplemented by definitive appendices of leaders, casualties, every combat aircraft flown, an encyclopedic history of the unit's aircraft and markings and insignias. Compiled from wartime records of the US, Japan and Australia, supplemented by the personal experiences of hundreds of the units veterans, this book stands as a landmark in aviation history. A particularly unique feature is the careful matching of information from both American and Japanese sources, providing for the first time an accurate account of the events portrayed from both sides of the action A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 4442878
Book Description International Research and Pub, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0913511056
Book Description International Research And Pub Corp. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_0913511056