We Flew Alone : Men and Missions of the United States Navy's B-24 Liberator Squadrons Pacific Operations: February 1943aSeptember 1944 Paperback / softback
This revised and expanded second edition covers USN and USMC squadrons that operated the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber as the PB4Y-1 in the Pacific from early 1943 through September 1944 in the Central Pacific.
Combat air crews consisted of eleven young men typically ages 18 to 26 led by a patrol plane commander in his early to mid-twenties.
They flew alone on single-plane patrols often lasting ten or more hours.
Alone on patrol there were no witnesses when an aircraft failed to return to base; they simply vanished, leaving little if any clues about their fate.
Other aircrews sent to look for the missing would occasionally spot a deflated life raft floating or dye marker spreading across the wateraevidence marking where a four-engine bomber and its crew had gone down.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 152 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/09/2017
- Category: Second World War
- ISBN: 9780764353697