Leatherneck Bombers

Leatherneck Bombers

A forceful study of an elite group of men chosen to form the U. S. Marines' only medium bomber group during WWII.

Author: Alan C. Carey

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 0764315013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

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A forceful study of an elite group of men chosen to form the U. S. Marines' only medium bomber group during WWII. Verterans recall their service flying combat missions against enemy garrisons on Bougainville and New Ireland, and later in the dramatic rocket and ground-strafing attacks in the Philippines. Detailed list of individual squadron aircraft and personnel losses, and all known PBJs assigned to units overseas.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Marine Air

Marine Air

The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos Robert F. Dorr ... Our Marine Corps squadron equipped with the PBJ Mitchell medium bomber (the naval version of the B25) operated first from the Green Islands but moved soon ...

Author: Robert F. Dorr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062447X

Category: History

Page: 368

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Think of the U.S. Marines and you’ll naturally think of the peerless ground force that has always bravely answered America’s call to arms. But the Marines also have an air arm with a tradition every bit as proud and legendary as the ground infantry they support. Now, military historian Robert F. Dorr presents the first fully illustrated, oral history of the Marine Air Wing, and gives the “Flying Leathernecks” the recognition they deserve. When America entered World War I in 1917, the Marine Air Wing had only thirty-five aviators. During World War II, it expanded to sixty-one squadrons—twenty with at least one flying ace—and over 10,000 pilots. Marine Air is a long-overdue, illustrated history, filled with the Flying Leathernecks’ own words and packed with photographs, of the “the few, the proud” of the skies, and of their unwavering commitment to protecting their comrades on the ground, and to defending the country they have never let down—no matter what the odds.
Categories: History

Children s Books in Print

Children s Books in Print

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015054040194

Category: Children's literature

Page: 1662

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Categories: Children's literature

Flying Magazine

Flying Magazine

Naval and Marine Corps aviation played leading roles in the Solomons war. ... Against this we lost 25 American planes and the lives of 18 flyers. ... C. W. McC1usky, group commander of two dive bombing squadrons on the Enterprise.





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