This is a revised and expanded second edition that examines United States Navy patrol and bombing squadrons equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator (PB4Y-1) and its successor, the Consolidated-Vultee PB4Y-2 Privateer. The author? previous book, We Flew Alone, discussed the Navy? use of the B-24 Liberator from February 1943 to September 1944. He now examines in dramatic detail the use of the B-24 and PB4Y-2 during the last eleven months of the war against Japan. The author has collected personal stories, over 300 images, a tabulation of all aerial kills credited to PB4Y patrol plane commanders, a roster of all personnel killed in action or in the line of duty, individual squadron records, and a list of all known B-24 Liberators and PB4Y-2 Privateers assigned to the Pacific between 1943 and 1945.
Alan C. Carey is the author of nearly two dozen books and magazine articles on military history, with his first published in 1999. His writing career began after seeking military decorations for his father and two surviving members of his World War II bomber crew. His research resulted in the United State Navy awarding the three men two Distinguished Flying Crosses and several Air Medals for their service. He began writing his first book,?The Reluctant Raiders, after conducting research regarding his father? military service. He is also noted for aiding veterans and families in a variety of issues related to military service, including providing information on servicemen listed as killed or missing in action during the Second World War.

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