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Warpath Across the Pacific: The Illustrated History of the 345th Bombardment Group During WWII

Author: Lawrence J. Hickey   
ISBN:
0913511021   
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DESCRIPTION: This is probably one of the finest USAAF unit histories ever produced, it chronicles the air operations of the 345th Bomb Group, the " AIR APACHES ", formed in 1942, and who served in the South West Pacific and Philippines up to 1945. Flying the superb B-25 Mitchell twin engine bomber, they fought through the New Guinea campaign, Dutch East Indies, Philippines, & to the end of the war, including raids thru the South China Sea, Chinese Coast & Japan.

Warpath: A Story of the 345th Bombardment Group (M) in World War II

Author: Schiffer Publishing   
ISBN:
0764302183   
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DESCRIPTION: Facsimile reprint of the famed "Air Apaches" Group War Diary, a group comprising the 498th, 499th, 500th and 501st Bombardment Squadrons. They flew heavily armed B-25s in low level bombimg and strafing attacks against the Japanese.

We Band of Brothers

Author: R. E. Peppy Blount   
ISBN:
0890154430   
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DESCRIPTION: The World War II record of the 345th Bomb Group, Air Apaches, Fifth Air Force, typifies the finest tradition of the United States Air Force. This is the gut-wrenching, scared-as-hell story of college-age kids who flew B-25 strafer-bombers.

Bats outa Hell over Biak

Author: Max B Ferguson   
ASIN: B0006OXW0A   
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DESCRIPTION: issions and adventures of the 499th Bomb Squadron. Compelling reading: "Willie has one hand lightly on the wheel - feet on the rudders - if I am hit, he must fly immediately - so close to the ground, so fast, a split second to grab the wheel would be fatal if he is not already on it...- B-25 strafers." Hard to put down.

Wings and a Ring

Author: Rene Palmer Armstrong    
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DESCRIPTION: When Ren´┐Ż Armstrong's husband found a box of 295 letters in a junk store, he had no idea the profound piece of history in his possession. Thus began a journey to discover who these two young people were who met on a blind date, communicating to each other over three years in the only way this era could afford - through love letters that encompassed two continents.

A True Flyer: Memories of a World War II Air Apache

Author: Jay Moore. Edited by Senath Rankin.   
ISBN:
978-1-4583-3236-3   
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DESCRIPTION: Memoir of WWII B-25 pilot Jay Moore, member of the 345th Bomb Group, 501st squadron. The book chronicles the first 24 years of his life (1921-45) from growing up on a farm in Biggsville, IL, through the 1930's Depression, to combat duty in the South Pacific. A True Flyer combines Moore's oral history, photos, and excerpts from his dairy and love letters into a funny, colorful, sometimes brash narrative.