Pacific Profiles Volume 9

Allied Fighters: P-38 series South & Southwest Pacific 1942-1944

Michael Claringbould

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served throughout the South Pacific. Volume Nine covers the P-38 and variants including the photo-reconnaissance F-4 and F-5, along with field-modified P-38G night-fighters.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Avonmore Books
Series :
Pacific Profiles
Illustration :
Yes
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780645246971
Pages : 124
Dimensions : 9.8 X 6.9 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$42.95

Overview
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The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served throughout the South Pacific. Volume Nine covers the P-38 and variants including the photo-reconnaissance F-4 and F-5, along with field-modified P-38G night-fighters. The P-38 flew combat in the SWPA and SOPAC theaters until mid-1944, serving a total of nineteen Fifth and Thirteenth Air Force USAAF combat Squadrons, one service squadron, Fifth Fighter Command, and finally with the Combat Replacement Training Center at Nadzab.

Most profiles are presented for the first time, alongside an explanation of markings, including squadron heraldry and squadron codes. Until now there has been a paucity of accurate information about some markings, especially those which attend the Thirteenth Air Force, night-fighter and photo-reconnaissance units.

Each profile has been produced by citing wide-ranging reference material, including official squadron records, color movies, maintenance logs, diaries, wreck site inspections and thousands of photos including color slides. A brief summary history of each unit and the rationale of its markings completes the text.

The author, Michael Claringbould, is world-renown for his expertise on the Pacific air war. Never before have Pacific P-38s and their colorful derivatives been illustrated with such accuracy and detail.

About The Author
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Raised in Port Moresby, Michael Claringbould is a globally recognized expert on the New Guinea air war and Japanese aviation in particular.

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