PBJ Mitchell Units of the Pacific War

PBJ Mitchell Units of the Pacific War

Combat Aircraft 40
  • Author: Jerry Scutts
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: COM 40
  • Publication Date: 17 Dec 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841765815
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Flown exclusively by the US Marines, the PBJ was one of those rare examples of an air force type being procured by the navy due to its ability to do exactly the job that was required of it. Bought as a land-based patrol bomber for operations in the Atlantic and Pacific, the PBJ (Patrol, Bomber, North American) was kitted out to hunt down submarines as well as surface vessels. Identical to its air force counterpart, except for its ability to lay mines, deploy depth charges and launch torpedoes, some 706 PBJs were delivered to the Marine Corps from 1943-45. This book outlines the aircraft's history and technology, and takes a closer look at the men who flew it.

Biographical Note

Jerry Scutts has worked in aviation publishing since the late 1960s, writing over 40 books, covering a broad spectrum of subject matter ranging from US Navy floatplane fighters in World War 2 to the exploits of the USAF's Phantom IIs over Vietnam. His specialist areas are the Luftwaffe and the US Air Forces in World War 2, and he originally appeared on the Osprey list as long ago as 1977, when he wrote the second volume in the now much sought after Air Cam Air War series, USAAF Heavy Bomber Units ETO & MTO 1942-45. Other Osprey titles include his best-selling Combat Aircraft 2: B-26 Marauder Units of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.Jim Laurier attended Paier School of Art in Hamden and has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration ever since. As a pilot he combines his love of history with his flying experiences to create some of the most realistic and historically accurate aviation paintings seen today. Jim has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon and his work has been published in many books, magazines, and calendars.

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