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    Very good book about the M26 Pershing crew that destroyed the Cologne Panther.

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    • What are your openions on books by Robert Forczyk and Niklas Zetterling ?
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      • Originally posted by Emtos View Post
        What are your openions on books by Robert Forczyk and Niklas Zetterling ?
        Forcyzk: a good, up to date summarizer of material plus some of his own research. His books, for the exception of few, tend to be either osprey booklets. Short but good. I found his material a good introduction to various topics and helped me save time/get a grounding on things with fewer mistakes. Unlike a lot of general history books, his don't have a lot of mistakes and don't lack detail.

        Zetterling: really into finding statistics from primary documents, his books tend to be stats heavy. This is the main strength of his work as you can find stats here that other historians don't ferret up. His Normandy 1944 is an essential reference for the battle and there is a revised one to be released. Also, few if any veteran interviews. His operational histories are decent but not outstanding like some other authors. Seems to be an admirer of the German military system.
        Zhitomir-Berdichev, West of Kiev: 24 Dec 1943-31 Jan 1944
        Stalin's Favorite: The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army
        Barbarossa Derailed I & II
        Battle of Kalinin October 1941

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        • Thank you. I ordered "Case Red" and "Case White". Should be an interesting read on those overlooked events.
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          • We're pleased to announce that Ken's Men Against the Empire, Volume II has been released. This book completes the history of the 43rd Bomb Group, following the unit from October 1943 through the end of the war. 464 pages, 600+ black and white photos.

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            After completing the transition from their war-weary B-17 Flying Fortresses to the long-range B-24 Liberators, the 43rd Bomb Group remained in the vanguard of Southwest Pacific heavy bomber operations. The 63rd Squadron aircrews became the Snoopers, trained to operate secret, radar-equipped B-24s which could find and sink Japanese ships moving under the cover of darkness. As the war accelerated across New Guinea and ultimately to Japan, the 64th, 65th and 403rd Squadrons carried out armed reconnaissance and strike missions across the islands of the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia), the Philippines and Formosa (now Taiwan) and Japan itself, including bombing raids over Borneo that shut down the Balikpapan oil refineries for six months.

            Providing a standout perspective to this history is co-author Col. James T. Pettus, Jr., the unit’s Group Commander from August 1944 to the end of the war. He was one of the airmen who made the first authorized American landing in Japan after the surrender, and here he recounts this story in full. Other eyewitness accounts include an unbelievable feat of blind navigation to save the crew of a crippled B-24, the explosion of the atomic bomb at Nagasaki, a night attack on the 43rd’s airbase by Japanese commandos and the eventual friendship between an American and the Japanese kamikaze pilot who almost killed him in 1944. This book is illustrated with over 400 photos, including a previously unpublished photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki. A 32 page color photography and illustration section highlights some of the most elaborate aircraft nose art in the Pacific Theater and features 32 color profiles of B-24 aircraft including close-up, detailed views of artwork, as well as four paintings by aviation artist Jack Fellows. Follow the epic journey of Ken’s Men across more than 3500 miles of the war-torn Pacific hemisphere to Japan’s doorstep, right down to the demolition of their overseas headquarters on Ie Shima two months after the war’s end.
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