Air war in the South Pacific, various references

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  • Haslam Yeoman said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    The Last Zero Fighter by Dan King. Published by Pacific Press. The author interviewed over 100 surviving WW11 Japanese Naval pilots to give a remarkable insight into the Japanese naval aviator. From cadet training to the end of conflict. Illustrated with photos from the aviators themselves and the author plus maps. It is very readable and I would suggest compulsory reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in the Pacific theatre of operations in WW11.
    SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR VOLUME 1, The Fall of Rabaul December 1941- March 1942
    Authors: Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman, Publisher: Avonmore Books
    This is a high quality publication by two experts in the New Guinea campaign and early Pacific war. Good text, high quality profiles of aircraft from both sides, photos and colour illustrations and a table of confirmed losses on both sides. Claudes in Rabaul,who knew?
    SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR VOLUME 2, The Struggle for Moresby March- April 1942. Same authors. Same format. Same quality.
    SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR VOLUME 3, Coral Sea & Aftermath, May-June 1942
    The last volume in the series and every bit as good as the other two.

    WW11 PACIFIC WAR EAGLES, China/ Pacific Aerial Conflict in ORIGINAL COLOR
    Authors: Jeffrey L. Ethell and Warren Bodie.Publisher Widewing Publications.
    200 odd pages of Kodachrome heaven.

    5 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • david leigh-smith said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    A huge addition to the modeler’s bookshelf and inspiration for potential projects. My copy will be delivered Thursday.

    Thanks, Haslam.


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