Pacific Adversaries Volume Four The Solomons 1943-1944
This book Pacific Adversaries Vol 4 details historical stories of the Pacific air war during the New Guinea Solomon Islands conflict. The collection revisits near forgotten aerial battles fought over WW2 hotspots like New Georgia, Espiritu Santo, Guadalcanal, Bougainville Shortland Islands, raids from Guadalcanal to the Russell Island Group, Henderson and Carney Field, Buka Airfield to name a few.
The book concisely defines the aircraft and men who took part in the combat.
Aircraft depicted included, the famous B24 Liberator bomber, A6M2 & M3 Zero, the long distance warfare of the PBY-5 Catalina , Kawanishi Emily (Flying Boat), J1N1-S, Mitsubishi Betty, Mitsubishi Floatplane F1M Pete, Nakajima A6 Seaplane Rufe, the Kittyhawks of the RNZAF, P40 Warhawks, Vought Corsair F4U (Baa Baa Blacksheep fame)
Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides as outlined in most traditional histories. In some cases, this factual approach enables long-standing mysteries to be solved. Graphic story photographic or other evidence enables accurate depictions of the aircraft involved. This series has an ever growing audience of WW2 RAAF, Japan and US Army Navy Air Force researchers.