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Size 9.05" x 12.40" (23 x 31 cm) - Hard cover
192 pages - 406 original photos and period documents
20 pages of reconstructions and flight gear
19 plane profiles in color
ISBN : 978-2-9540390-1-5
Price : 39.90 Euros
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With his new book, Gregory Pons invites us to discover the aviators of the legendary US Marine Corps in the South Pacific. This volume contains seven chapters, each named for a different squadron, and the personal memoirs, flight log books, and photo albums of the men who served in it. Through these words and photos, as well as many outstanding never-before-published photographs, the author enables the reader to share in the daily lives of these men as they experience training and combat. With its colorful plane profiles, original documents, and reconstructions detailing the flight equipment of these men, this book is the first of its kind about US Marine aviation. After the success of his two previous books, the author was inspired by the TV series "Baa Baa Black Sheep", VMF-214, and its famous Commanding Officer, Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington to research and write about the mainy other US Marine aviators and their squadrons that were there.

Introduction : 10 pages
Chapter 1 VMSB-144 : 18 pages
Chapter 2 VMSB-235 : 10 pages
Chapter 3 VMF-222 : 61 pages
Chapter 4 VMSB-341 : 10 pages
Chapter 5 VMTB-143 : 48 pages
Chapter 6 VMF-512 : 18 pages
Chapter 7 VMTB-454 : 15 pages
Bibliography, acknowledgments : 1 page

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Author's note on the back cover : "When Japan attacked the United States on December 7, 1941, Americans realized they would be fighting on the largest battlefield in history: the Pacific Ocean. The evolution of this conflict, which started with carrier strikes, made aviation and aircraft carriers the dominant elements of the two majors combatants. Among those deployed by the Americans were elite aviators attached to the Marine Corps from ground-based or embarked units. Fighting in a hostile environment thousands of miles away from home, these men performed courageous exploits daily. Using original source material from the photographic albums and the archives of some of them, here is their history."

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