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Pacific Profiles Volume 15: Allied Bombers: B-26 Marauder Series Australia, New Guinea and the Solomons 1942-1945

Michael Claringbould

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the Australia, New Guinea and Solomons theaters. This Volume 15 covers the B-26 and US Navy JM Marauder series which served in these theaters from their first delivery to Australia in April 1942 until the war's end. Marauders served with a total of six USAAF bomber squadrons, including the reformed 19th BS Silver Fleet, whilst US Navy JM-1 and JM-2 variants were operated by utility squadrons from March 1944 onwards.

Most profiles are presented for the first time, alongside markings derivations, including unit heraldry and codes. This volume bridges vast gaps in accurate Marauder markings profiles in these theaters, especially those which served with the Thirteenth Air Force and USN. Each profile is supported by photos and/or documentation, along with a brief history of each aircraft. Wide-ranging primary reference material is cited including assignment data, wreck reports, squadron records, color photography, maintenance logs, diaries and factory markings specifications. A brief summary history of each unit and associated markings rationale accompanies the text.

The author is world renowned for his expertise on the Pacific air war. Never before has the Pacific Marauder been illustrated with such breadth, accuracy and detail.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Avonmore Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 31st, 2024
  • Pages: NA
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.80in - 6.90in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780645700497
  • Categories: Military - Aviation & SpaceWars & Conflicts - World War II - Pacific TheaterModern - 20th Century - General

About the Author

Claringbould, Michael: - Raised in Port Moresby, Michael Claringbould is a globally recognized expert on the New Guinea air war and Japanese aviation in particular.
Ingman, Peter: - Peter Ingman is an acclaimed military history author specializing in the early Pacific War period.
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