Pacific Profiles Volume 12: Allied Fighters: P-51 & F-6 Mustang Series New Guinea and the Philippines 1944-1945 (Paperback)

Pacific Profiles Volume 12: Allied Fighters: P-51 & F-6 Mustang Series New Guinea and the Philippines 1944-1945 By Michael Claringbould Cover Image

Pacific Profiles Volume 12: Allied Fighters: P-51 & F-6 Mustang Series New Guinea and the Philippines 1944-1945 (Paperback)

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Never before has the USAAF Fifth Air Force Mustang and its colorful markings been illustrated with such breadth, accuracy and detail.

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the South and Southwest Pacific theaters. This Volume 12 covers the P-51 and F-6 Mustang series which served in New Guinea, the Philippines and then the Japanese islands, serving with a total of ten USAAF Fifth Air Force fighter and reconnaissance squadrons, and also with New Guinea's Combat Replacement Training Center. The book includes a final chapter of post-war transition markings for the three years until 1948.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780645700442
ISBN-10: 0645700444
Publisher: Avonmore Books
Publication Date: January 25th, 2024
Pages: 108
Language: English