B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War

B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War

Combat Aircraft 85
  • Author: T. E. Bell
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: COM 85
  • Publication Date: 20 Jan 2011
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The B-57 Canberra was the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the Vietnam War. Involved in day-to-day interdiction missions as well as in classified "black” missions and a starring role in Operation Rolling Thunder; the B-57 evolved to become one of the most valuable weapons in the USAF inventory. The B-57E was involved in the Patricia Lynn missions, parts of which remain classified. This book also fully documents the role of the Australian Canberra B-20 in working alongside the B-57. Featuring scores of previously unpublished photographs; the story of the B-57 is the story of the Vietnam War.

Biographical Note

T.E. Bell has been a journalist for 30 years, working as an investigative reporter for newspapers, wire services and magazines. He has been an aviation writer and historian for more than 20 years. He has written regularly on the subject for, among others, The Houston Chronicle and United Press International, and has contributed to a number of aviation magazines. An avid modeller, Bell is currently North America Editor for the British magazine Scale Aircraft Modelling. He has also worked as an archivist and researcher for two aviation museums. A private pilot, Bell lives in New York City. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since graduating with Honors, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.


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