Lawrence J. Hickey
Michael H. Levy
with Michael J. Claringbould

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Published by International Historical Research Associates
Boulder, Colorado, USA


Rampage of the Roarin' 20's covers the history of the 312th Bomb Group's contribution to the war in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) during WWII.

The 312th Bomb Group started  its war effort in December 1943 with the Fifth Air Force using P-40 Warhawk dive bombers. It was not long before they converted to A-20 light attack bombers. They were involved in action in New Guinea, the Netherlands East Indies, the Philippines and Formosa and over Japan.

Many of these missions were flown in the low-level strafer attack mode, resulting in some of the most outstanding combat photos of the war. Near the end of the war, the 312th BG converted to the B-32 Dominator Very Heavy bomber. They flew their last few missions over mainland Japan.

Meticulous research in the U.S. archives woven together with information from interviews with hundreds of unit veterans has produced a definitive 416-page text that includes maps depicting the location of every mission flown and aircraft lost.

Hardcover (large format 220mm x 285mm)

416 pages, 19 Chapters, 5 Appendices, and 12 maps

Comprehensive 16 pages of Index

Over 700 photographs including a 24 page colour section

32 detailed nose art reproductions

5 colour paintings by world-renowned aviation artist Jack Fellows

36 Colour Aircraft Profiles

312th BG Insignia and colour Patches

ISBN: 978-0-913511-03-9

Library of Congress Control Number: 2009924370



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