- Pacific Profiles (Vol. 3): Allied Medium Bombers - Douglas A-20 Havoc Series Southwest Pacific 1942-1944
Pacific Profiles (Vol. 3): Allied Medium Bombers - Douglas A-20 Havoc Series Southwest Pacific 1942-1944
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate profiles to date of Second World War Japanese and Allied aircraft in the Pacific theatre.
Pacific Profiles (Vol. 3): Allied Medium Bombers - Douglas A-20 Havoc Series Southwest Pacific 1942-1944 illustrates, by squadron, USAAF Fifth Air Force A-20 series medium bombers operating in New Guinea from July 1942 to the end of 1944. In this distant theatre, a dozen USAAF A-20 squadrons from the 3rd, 312th and 417th Bombardment Groups, joined by No. 22 Squadron, RAAF, used many variants of the A-20, mainly as strafers. Squadron insignia, camouflage, heraldry, nose-art and command markings varied significantly between squadrons, giving a wide variety of colour schemes. The profiles, based on photos, diaries and other wide-ranging documents, are accompanied by brief histories of each squadron, the development of respective heraldry and information on each aircraft profiled.
The author, Michael Claringbould, is world-renowned for his expertise in respect to the A-20 in the Pacific, stemming from his direct involvement in locating and recovering one from New Guinea in 1984. These rare profiles, many appearing for the first time, accurately portray the A-20 during this captivating timeframe of the South Pacific air war.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2021.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations, 100 pages.
Dimensions: 25.0 cm (h) x 17.6 cm (w) x 1.0 cm (d) / 340 grams.