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This is a revised and expanded second edition that examines United States Navy patrol and bombing squadrons equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator (PB4Y-1) and its successor, the Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer. The author's previous book, We Flew Alone, discussed the Navy's use of the B-24 Liberator from February 1943 to September 1944. He now examines in dramatic detail the use of the B-24 and PB4Y-2 during the last eleven months of the war against Japan. The author has collected personal stories, over 300 images, a tabulation of all aerial kills credited to PB4Y patrol plane commanders, a roster of all personnel killed in action or in the line of duty, individual squadron records, and a list of all known B-24 Liberators and PB4Y-2 Privateers assigned to the Pacific between 1943 and 1945.
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|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition, revised and expanded|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Alan C. Carey is the author of nearly two dozen books and magazine articles on military history with his first book, The Reluctant Raiders, published in 1999 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. He is also noted for aiding veterans and families in a variety of issues related to military service.