Volume Two:-    1943 - Year of expansion and consolidation
by Robert H. Kelly



After more than 20 years of research and writing, author Bob Kelly is pleased to present this second of five volumes. The series is unique in that no comprehensive history of the air transport effort in the Pacific in WWII has ever been written before over 1500 planes and thousands of personnel were involved in transporting supplies and troops within the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Volume two covers the USAAF 54th Troop Carrier Wing and its subordinate units, the RAAF transport squadrons (33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 41 Squadrons) and transport operations at Wau, Nadzab and Kaiapit.

This is an authoritative reference book and is an essential reference for any military historian. It also will serve as a source of valuable information for others such as students, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists.

The author compiled his books from numerous sources including original records of the RAAF and USAAF.


ISBN 0 646 45837 X

Comprises 566 pages, containing 12 maps and 117 photos.

The book is fully indexed.

The book is B5 size (176x250mm or 7x10 inches).

and has a quality hardcover.



Volume One - Development of air transport 1903-1943
by Robert H. Kelly


Volume Three:-    1943 - Air transport approaches full strength
by Robert H. Kelly


Volume Four:-     1944 - Supporting the Allied advances
by Robert H. Kelly



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