History of 22nd Bomb Group Published

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    The long-awaited history of the 22nd Bombardment Group in WWII, Revenge of the Red Raiders, has been published and is now available from International Research and Publishing. It is the second volume in the series "Eagles Over the Pacific" and follows the acclaimed history of the 345th BG - Warpath Across the Pacific. Copies can be ordered directly from the website. International Research and Publishing International orders welcome.

    Revenge of the Red Raiders is the most thorough account of this important US Army Air Corp bombardment group. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor the 22nd BG was rushed to Australia and went into action over Rabaul in April of 1942 with the B-26 Marauder in a series of daring unescorted raids. In mid-1943, it partially converted to the B-25 Mitchell before changing to the B-24 Liberator during the spring of 1944. The unit was stationed on Okinawa at the end of the war.

    This is an encyclopedic 624-page history written by Larry Hickey (Warpath Across the Pacific), Walter Gaylor (WWII vet 22nd BG historian) and Don Evans Harry Nelson, (who served with the 22nd). The authors draw upon all available group and squadron histories, personal diaries memoirs as well as interviews with over 200 veterans. Translations of Japanese Navy and Army air force records by noted authority Sam Tagaya have been integrated into the history to provide a full account of the 22nd’s combat. The text is complemented by over 1000 photos, many from the personal collections of veterans and never before published. Sixteen detailed maps depict the locations of all missions flown and aircraft losses. Illustrations include a 32-page color section of rare photos, patches, combat paintings by Jack Fellows, and 48 color profiles of 22nd BG planes by Steve Ferguson. Fully-indexed. Copies autographed by Larry Hickey upon request.

    “This is one of the most comprehensive treatments of a combat air unit ever attempted, and hopefully will be a landmark publication in aviation history. I hope that you enjoy this monumental effort.” Larry Hickey.
     
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    I bought "Warpath across the Pacific" in 1987, and it is the best group history ever written. Period!!!!!!
     
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    I received my copy of the book!!!!

    WHAT A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONES LIBRARY!!!!!!

    You could read it again and again and still find lots of interesting information and tidbits.

    Its loaded with pictures and maps to go with the ext.......well written, researched and edited.

    Again, I highly recommend it.
     
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