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World Watchers

World Watchers Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review October 2020 Title World Watchers
Author Angelo Romano Publisher Ginter Books
Published 2019 ISBN 978-1-7349727-0-2
Format 308 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $89.95


Angelo Romano continues Ginter Books’ “Squadron Histories” with a copiously illustrated, 308-page chronicle of “Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)” – no. 305 in the growing range.

Available in both soft- and hard-cover editions, World Watchers chronologically charts the US Navy formations from their earliest WWII “Black Cat” operations through Cold War and anti-terror service to today.

Lots and lots of eye candy here. Several hundred images – mostly color – season the study. Photos. Profiles. Unit badges. Tech-manual excerpts. Personnel. You name it.

Remember the 2001 collision of a VQ-1 EP-3E and a Chinese F-8 II fighter over the South China Sea? Romano thoroughly recounts both incident and aftermath over three picture-packed pages.

A glossary, extended captions, and tables also accompany the account.

Seeking a colorful US Navy “theme” build? Look no further than this amazingly informative, lavishly illustrated effort for inspiration.

Ginter Books certainly set a world standard for “Squadron Histories”. Grab Romano’s pithy product – and see for yourself.

Robustly recommended!

With thanks to Ginter Books!