The North American B-25 in RAAF Service Book Review
|Date of Review||November 2010||Title||The North American B-25 in RAAF Service|
|Format||29 pages, softbound||MSRP (Euro)||9.95€|
Here is the ninth installment of the Allied Wings series from RAF-in-Combat, this covering the B-25 Mitchell operated by the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. The Mitchell was flown by 2 Sqn, RAAF in the Pacific. Like the Air Apaches of the USAAF, 2 Sqn used their Mitchells to straffe and interdict Japanese shipping as well as key targets in the South Pacific. From the photos in the title, 2 Sqn operated a nice variety of B-25D as well as B-25J Mitchells during the war.
This title looks at the operational record of 2 Sqn as well as some of the Mitchells assigned to second line units as well. This title represents a new layout as well as a larger page count to better present the vast information that has been researched.
The title is nicely illustrated with color profiles of representative aircraft from the squadron, photos of many of the pilots and men assigned to B-25, as well as period photographs of squadron aircraft.
The format of this title is very well done and provides the aviation historian and modeler alike with excellent information to answer questions or as a starting point for further research. This title is highly recommended and I certainly hope to see many more in this format in the future!
My sincere thanks to Phil H. Listemann for the review sample.