Solo into the Rising Sun

Solo into the Rising Sun

The Dangerous Missions of a U.S. Navy Squadron in World War II

Ed Kittrell

 
Publication date:
July 2020
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
25
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Hardback
ISBN : 9780811739207

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£19.95

Overview
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When we think about World War II bombers, we picture formations of scores of bombers, escorted and protected by fighters, flying into enemy territory and bombing the hell out of the enemy. In Europe and usually the Pacific, this was the standard approach, but some bomber squadrons flew a different kind of mission. This was the case for VPB-117 - the Blue Raiders - unique not only because its B-24 Liberators flew for the U.S. Navy and not the Army, but also because most of the Raiders' missions entailed bombers venturing out over the Pacific, alone, to seek and destroy on long-range missions of a thousand miles out and a thousand back, often at altitudes close enough for sea spray to cloud their windows. This is their story.