BOOKs: Title: "VPNavy! USN, USMC, USCG and NATS Patrol Aircraft Lost or Damaged During World War II" by LCDR Douglas E. Campbell, USNR (Retired) firstname.lastname@example.org "VPNavy! USN, USMC, USCG and NATS Patrol Aircraft Lost or Damaged During World War II" Thousands of hours of research have culminated in this First Edition of U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Air Transport Service patrol aircraft lost or damaged during World War II. Within these 600+ pages can be found more than 2,200 patrol aircraft across nearly 300 squadron designations; the majority of the aircraft complete with their stories of how they were lost or damaged or simply Struck Off Charge (SOC) and removed from the Navy’s inventory. Of interest to the reader may be the alphabetical Index to the 7,600+ names of Officers, aircrewmen and others mentioned in the book. Squadrons, etc. mentioned include: VB/VP/VPB, FAW, VD, VH, VJ, VMD, VR, NATS, NAS, etc. You may purchase as copy through: Lulu Press, Inc.. Contributed by LCDR Douglas E. Campbell, USNR (Retired) email@example.com [26FEB2018]
BOOKs: Title: "Cameras Over The Pacific: Marine Photographic Squadron 254" by K. Ray Marrs. An often-overlooked aspect of WW II history is the important role played by the U.S. Marine photographic reconnaissance squadrons. At the beginning of the war it was realized that photo reconnaissance of the vast Pacific theater would be essential, so the first two (later increased to four) Marine photo squadrons were established. This is the true story of one such squadron, VMD-254, and its heroic and sometimes amusing exploits. Two crews from this squadron, flying B-24 Liberators, accomplished one of the most important reconnaissance missions of the war when they successfully photographed the Japanese stronghold, Truk. The photographs and information provided by that mission eliminated the need for an Allied invasion, saving countless American lives. This book features over 170 photographs taken by the men of VMD-254. These original photographs, maps and charts have never before been published, having been in the private collections of VMD-254's veterans since the end of the war. AuthorHouse http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~10065.aspx Contributed by Paul Jarvis firstname.lastname@example.org [27SEP2007]
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