(PRWEB) January 3, 2002
"Leatherneck Bombers: Marine Corps B-25/PBJ Mitchell Squadrons in World War II," is a powerful story of an elite group of men chosen to form the U.S. Marine Corps only medium bomber group.
Alan C. Carey, the author of three previous Schiffer books on U.S. Navy PB4Y operations, now documents the history of Marine Corps B-25/PBJ squadrons.
Day by day, night after night, PBJ Mitchell bombers pounded away at the Japanese across the Pacific. In their own words and photographs, veterans recall their service flying heckling missions against enemy garrisons on Bougainville and New Ireland in the South Pacific to the climatic use of the bomber in rocket and strafing attacks in support of American ground forces fighting in the Philippines.
Leatherneck Bombers: Marine Corps B-25/PBJ Mitchell Squadrons in World War II includes over 170 photographs and maps, 12 color profiles, a detailed list of individual squadron aircraft and personnel losses, and all known PBJs assigned to oversea units. Soft cover, 11.5x 8.5, 115 pages. For a review copy, contact Schiffer Publishing at (610) 593-1777.