345 BG Vol I Book Review
|Date of Review||February 2005||Title||345 BG Vol I|
|Author||Andre R. Zbiegniewski||Publisher||Kagero|
|Format||88 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$19.95|
Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs. This title takes a look at the combat operations of the 345th Bomb Group, the famous B-25 Mitchell outfit that conducted low-level bombing and straffing of Japanese installations, shipping and anything else worth eliminating. While the colorful aircraft in this group have been the subject of numerous decal sheets and special release kits, only a few serious historical books have looked into the valor of these crews in their close-up combat operations.
The author has compiled an interesting array of photos and covers many significant combat operations. The coverage includes:
- Port Moresby
- The Two Shores of the Vitiaz Strait
- Bloody Tuesday
- Harsh Winter
In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English. There are a number of color profiles of the 345th's B-25 Mitchells.
The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!