Pacific Profiles Volume 11
Allied Fighters: USAAF P-40 Warhawk series South and Southwest Pacific 1942-1945
Imprint: Avonmore Books
108 Pages, 6.9 x 9.8 in
- October 2023
- In Stock
The ongoing Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served throughout Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific. This Volume 11 covers the P-40 Warhawk series, which served with a dozen USAAF Fifth and Thirteenth Air Force fighter and reconnaissance squadrons, service units, combat replacement pools and other miscellaneous units.
Most profiles are presented for the first time, alongside markings derivations, including squadron heraldry and codes. Frequent airframe reassignments between units resulted in wide-ranging and oft-changing unit markings and nose art. Until now there has been a paucity of material about several units, particularly those in the Thirteenth Air Force. This volume also rectifies past mistakes which continue to be perpetrated, especially those representing the early Australian theater.
Wide ranging primary reference material is cited including official Australian assignment data, squadron records, color slides and movies, maintenance logs, diaries, wreck site inspections and factory specifications. A brief history of each unit and the rationale of its unit markings accompanies the text.
The author is world-renowned for his expertise on the Pacific air war. Never before have USAAF Pacific P-40s and their colorful artwork been illustrated with such accuracy and detail.
Glossary and Abbreviations
Chapter 1 – Markings and Technical Notes
Chapter 2 – The First P-40s in Australia
Chapter 3 – 7th Fighter Squadron “Screamin’ Demons”
Chapter 4 – 8th Fighter Squadron “The Blacksheep”
Chapter 5 – 9th Fighter Squadron “Flying Knights”
Chapter 6 – 35th Fighter Squadron “Black Panthers”
Chapter 7 – 44th Fighter Squadron “Vampires”
Chapter 8 – 68th Fighter Squadron
Chapter 9 – 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron “Musketeers”
Chapter 10 – 312th Bombardment Group
Chapter 11 – Unique Warhawks
Sources & Acknowledgments
Index of Names