Illustrated with detailed artworks of Allied bomber aircraft and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, The Essential Identification Guide: Allied Bombers 1939-45 is the definitive study of the equipment and organization of the Allies bomber units throughout the war.
Organized by theatre of operations, the book describes in depth the various units that were fighting on the front at key points in the war and describes the models of aircraft in service with each unit along with their individual and squadron markings.
With information boxes accompanying the full-color artworks, The Essential Identification Guide: Allied Bombers 1939-45 is an essential reference guide for modelers and any enthusiast with an interest in the aircraft of the period.
Allied bombers of World War II...
B-17 Flying Fortress Scanning WWII links...
- 28 Jul 35: B-17 makes its maiden flight from Boeing Field in Seattle
- 13 Apr 44: William Wyler documentary film "Memphis Belle" premieres
B-24 Liberator Scanning WWII links...
- 29 Dec 39: B-24 heavy bomber is test flown at San Diego's Lindbergh Field
- 03 Apr 42: Lindbergh starts as civilian adviser on B-24 production line
- 03 Nov 43: 1,000th B-24 comes off the Willow Run production line
B-25 Mitchell Scanning WWII links...
- 19 Aug 40: B-25 medium bomber takes its first flight
- 18 Apr 42: 16 B-25s bomb Tokyo in the Doolittle Raid
B-26 Marauder Scanning WWII links...
- 25 Nov 40: B-26 medium bomber makes its first flight
B-29 Superfortress Scanning WWII links...
- 03 Mar 44: B-29 drops dummy atomic bomb in California
- 04 Mar 45: First B-29 makes emergency landing on Iwo Jima
- 06 Aug 45: B-29 ENOLA GAY drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
- 09 Aug 45: B-29 BOXCAR drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki
- 14 Aug 45: B-29s fly their last combat mission of WWII
- 27 Aug 45: B-29s begin dropping supplies to POW camps
A-20 Havoc Scanning WWII links...
- 23 Jan 39: A-20 light bomber and night fighter makes its first flight
A-26 Invader Scanning WWII links...
- 10 Jul 40: A-26 light bomber and attack aircraft makes its first flight
Lockheed Hudson Scanning WWII links...
- 10 Dec 38: Lockheed Hudson light bomber and attack aircraft makes its first flight
Manchester / Lancaster Scanning WWII links...
- 24 Feb 41: The twin-engine Avro Manchester bomber is used for the first time
- 02 Mar 42: The Lancaster bomber makes its debut laying mines in a harbor in France
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