We Flew Alone : Men and Missions of the United States Navy's B-24 Liberator Squadrons Pacific Operations: February 1943aSeptember 1944, Paperback / softback Book

We Flew Alone : Men and Missions of the United States Navy's B-24 Liberator Squadrons Pacific Operations: February 1943aSeptember 1944 Paperback / softback

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Second World War
  • ISBN: 9780764353697

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