Air Apaches: The True Story of the 345th Bomb Group and Its Low, Fast, and Deadly Missions in World War II

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Stackpole Books
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6.1 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.55 pounds
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About the Author

Jay A. Stout is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours and 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He has appeared as an aviation and military expert on various TV and radio news programs, including Fox News and NPR. He is the author, among other books, of Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Fighter Group: The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II, and The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe: The U.S. Army Air Forces against Germany in World War II. He lives in San Diego, California.


In his latest aviation treasure, historian Jay Stout chronicles the actions of the 345th Bomb Group, better known as the Air Apaches. Gripping firsthand accounts from pilots and airmen make this an enjoyable read about a unit credited with sinking 260 vessels and destroying 367 enemy aircraft during the war in the Pacific. Highly recommended.--Stephen L. Moore, author of Uncommon Valor
Combat aviator-historian Jay Stout again demonstrates mastery of his subject, providing an intimate look at the Air Apaches as they bombed and strafed their way from New Guinea to the Philippines and Okinawa. It's all there--the appalling climate, treacherous weather, and a determined, lethal enemy. All honor to Stout for another last-minute grab at history that is rapidly disappearing beyond our national horizon.--Barrett Tillman, author of Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan 1942-1945
Informative, exciting, thorough, and stirringly well-written.--Eric Hammel, author of Two Flags over Iwo Jima