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B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42., Dorr, Robert F.

Author Name    Dorr, Robert F.

Title   B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42.

Publisher    Osprey, Oxford, 2003, first edition.

Seller ID   17374

96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841766542 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color profiles, nose art. "....chronicles the story of a majestic four-engined bomber of the propeller era flying perilous co mbat missions against a sleek, nimble aeroplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A 'very heavy' bomber and a sky giant during World War 2 (at that time the B29 was the world's most advanced combat aircraft), it had been reclassified as a ' m e d i u m ' bomber by the time North Korea attacked its sourthern neighbour in 1950. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers - only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant As i an p en in su la . A n irreverent bunch, they painted their B-29s in elaborate colour schemes. Historians have long been intrigued by the unique war they fought, pitting their big and vulnerable bomber against a veritable fleet of MiG-15s. Cra mm ed ful l o f f irs t-h an d a ccounts, profile artwork and action photographs, this volume graphically details the war fought by the B-29 crews in the deadly skies over North Korea, both during daylight and hours of darkness." Interior - # 0 wri tte n i n in k at top of firs t p age, small soft small crease at top corner of first 40 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. VG

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