Pacific Profiles Volume 12
Allied Fighters: P-51 & F-6 Mustang series New Guinea and the Philippines 1944-1945
Imprint: Avonmore Books
108 Pages, 6.9 x 9.8 in
- October 2023
Most profiles are presented for the first time, alongside markings derivations, including squadron heraldry and codes. Until now there has been a paucity of markings material about Fifth Air Force Mustang units, especially the tactical reconnaissance and air commando squadrons. Each profile is supported by photos and/or documentation, along with a brief history of each aircraft. Wide-ranging primary reference material is cited including assignment data, squadron records, color photography, maintenance logs, diaries and factory specifications. A brief history of each unit and the rationale of its associated markings accompanies the text.
The author is world-renowned for his expertise on the Pacific air war. Never before has the USAAF Fifth Air Force Mustang and its colorful markings been illustrated with such breadth, accuracy and detail.