P-38 Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI

P-38 Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI

Aircraft of the Aces 14
  • Author: John Stanaway
  • Illustrator: Tom Tullis
  • Short code: ACE 14
  • Publication Date: 15 Apr 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
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About this Product

The P-38 was used on virtually every front to which the USAAF were committed, but enjoyed its greatest successes in the Pacific and China-Burma-India (CBI) theatres. The speed, range and firepower of the P-38 made it the favourite of nearly all aircrew fighting in the Solomons, New Guinea and the Philippines, and over 1800 Japanese aircraft fell to its guns. From the first encounters at the end of 1942 until the Lightning scored the final Fifth Air force victories in August 1945, these pilots made the Pacific skies very much their own battleground.

Biographical Note

John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes in the Aces series both covering the exploits of the greatest Pacific fighter of them all, the P-38 Lightning. He is also an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association. Tom has illustrated a number of books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. He was the first artist to produce material for Osprey Aviation electronically. Tom's most recent work can be found in Aces 26 and Combat Aircraft 16 and 20

Contents

Introduction
Early Operations
The Yamamoto Mission
Wewak, Rabaul and Hollandia
Lessons from Hollandia
The Philippines
P-38 Aces of the CBI
Bong and McGuire
Appendices

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