Unit History - pg. 1

Unit No.TitlePrice
11th BG THE RECORD: THE ELEVENTH BOMBARCMENT SQUADRON (M) Cates, Michael, Old Dominion Press, 1947, VG (spiral bound), see scan, Attached to the 341st B.B., operated B-25s in Idian & China, 1942-45, photos, 104 pgs. $60.00
12th BG EARTHQUAKERS, Wilson, R.E. T/Sgt., Dammeier Printing, 1947, vg (emobossed cover. see scan. Unit history of the 12th Bomb Group. This B-25 unit was attached to the 9th, 12th & 10th Air Force. They served in North Africa, Italy, India & Burma, photos, 141 pages. $135.00
22nd BG MARAUDER, Brosius, Capt. J.W. (editor), Halstead Press, 1944, vg (embossed cover). see scan, Unit history of the 22nd Bomb Group with In Memorium, awards & unnamed group photos. Record of ordnance dropped & aircraft destroyed. Heavily illustrated with photos. Color illustrations of squadron insignia. Drawings of nose art. 120 pages. $185.00
23rd BS23rd BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON, Smith, Marion, 1997, Notebook, see scan. History of the 23rd Bomb Sqdn 1917-1987. A privately put together history. The text & photos are done on a copy machine in a 3-ring binder. Several group reunions are covered through 1986, They began WW II at Hickham field with B-17s in 1943. They switched to B24s. Most of their action was in the S.W. Pacific. $20.00
24th Inf. Div. 24th FORWARD, Koyosha Printing Co., 1953, vg (embossed cover), see photo, pictorial history of the Victory Division (Infantry) in Korea, unpaged. $75.00
31st FGIN A NOW FORGOTTEN SKY, Kucera, Dennis, Flying Machine Press, 1997, new, issued w/o dj, see photo, flew Spitfires & Mustangs, Med. Theatre, many photos, 418 pgs.$25.00
31st FG HISTORY OF THE 31st FIGHTER GROUP, Lamensdorf, Rolland, self-published, 1948, vg (embossed cover), see scan, illustrations, fold-out map, list of aces, roster of officers and enlisted men, list of Group and Squadron commanding officers photos, 79 pgs. $190.00
49th Squad Hx 49th SQUADRON HISTORY,, Shama, Rex, 1990, vg (spiral bound), see scan, The 49th Troop Carrier Squadron operated in Sicily, Italy, Normandy Holland & Germany. They used C-47s until replaced late in the war with C-6s, photos, 188 pgs. $60.00
52nd FG SPITFIRES AND YELLOW TAIL MUSTANGS, Ivie & Ludwig, Hikoki, 2005, f/f, (as new), see scan, The 52nd Fighter Group saw action mostly in North Africa (12th AF) and later based in Italy (15th AF) beginning with Spitfires, then converted to P-51s in May, 1944, many photos, 176 pgs. $40.00
78th Fighter Group EAGLES OF DUXFORD, Fry, Garry, Phalanx, 1991, f/f (as new) see scan, Unit history of the 78th Fighter Group based at Duxford. They started with P-47s and oater P-51s. Very active against German Air Bases, photos, 140 pgs. $27.50
79th FGHOSTILE SKY, Woerpel, Don, Andon Press, 1977, f/vg, see photo, Pilots logged over 4,000 missions and 38,000 sorties in Africa, Sicily and Italy mostly in support of the British Eigth Army but also Mark Clark's Fifth Army in capture of Rome and 7th Army in invasion of southern France. Over 200 Photos and Maps, Lists of Victories and Losses, Bibliography, Index, 260 pgs. $38.00
86th FG 86TH FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Luce, Steve, Library of Eagles, 2007, f (picorial cover, as new). see scan, Flew combat mmostly in Southern Europe attached to the 12th AF flying P-47s, many photos (some color), 144 pgs. $35.00
98th BS (H) GREY GEESE CALLING, Cleveland & Gartland, American Publishing, 1981, vg (soft cover, comb spine), see photo, This is a copy from the original GREY GOOSE CALLING, the chapters on the 11th BG history & the 98th Bomb Squadron were excerpted. The 11th BG B-17s & B-24s in the South & Soutwest Pacific as part of the 13th AF, 118 pgs. $30.00
313th Troop Carrier 313th TROOP CARRIER GROUP, 47th TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON, Inter-Collegiate Press, 1978, VG (Embossed cover), ex-library, see scan, Unit history C-47s & C-46s, North Africa, Sicily, Italy with the 9th AF in Northern Europe, photos, 565 pgs. $85.00
319th BG 319th IN ACTION, Monroe, Lt. William, 1976, fine (soft cover, as new). see scan, "Records obtained from the Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center, USAF, and other sources. " Type throughout book is very small. Adminstrative history; daily account records, human interest stories, press releases, commendations & citations, diary of the lost crew, index, Photo illustrations. 301 pages $50.00
356th FG ESCORT 356th FIGHTER GOUP ON OPERATIONS OVER EUROPE 1943-45, Miller, Kent, Academy Press, 1985, vg (soft cover), see scan, Unit history of the 356th F.G., 8th A.F. Engaged in escort missions & ground support using P-47s & P-51s, many photos, 185 pages $44.00
357th FG YOXFORD BOYS, Olmsted, Merle, Aero, 1971, fine (soft cover, inked name), see photo, 357th FG on escort over Europe & Russia, photos & drawings, 103 pgs. $30.00
357th FG TO WAR WITH THE YOXFORD BOYS, Olmstead, M/Sgt. Merele, Eagle Editions, 2004, f (as new, oversized), see scan, Unit history of the 357th FG, a P-51 unit primarily on bomber escort duty, many photos, 14 pages of color, 376 pages. $125.00
359th FG MUSTANGS & UNICORNS, Smith, Jack, Pictorial Hisories, 1997, new, soft cover, see photo, history of the 359th FG, commander,s pilots, aces, missions list, many photos, 248 pgs. $15.00
359th FG 359th FIGHTER GROUP, Raines, Thomas, Editor, Battery Press, 1978, see scan, Fine condition (soft cover, as new). Reprint of the 1945 edition. 8th A.F., P-51 Group 1943-1945, photos, 68 pages. $25.00
367th BGA 367th COMBAT DIARY, Richardson, Allan, 306th BG Historic Assn., 1993, Fine condition (soft cover, comb bound), see scan, Based in England (1942-1945), this B-17 group was part of the 306th Bomb Group. The book is a day by day format, listing the missions, rosters & aircraft listings, 163 pgs. $35.00
367thFG367th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Moody, P.R., Sunflower University Press, 1979. Fine condition (comb bound), see scan, The 9th AF group trained on P-39s, converted to P-38s & early 1945 to P-47s. Their main action areas were France & Germany, photos, 70 pages. $60.00
379th BG 379th BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H) ANTHOLOGY, Turner, 2000, Fine condition (pictorial covers, as new). see scan, B-17 Group stationed at Kimbolton. This history is 2 volumes and includeds the missions, the aircraft, the personnel, the awards and the miscellaneous accomplisments, photos, 800 pages. $225.00
385th BG HISTORY OF THE 385th BOMB GOUP (H), Varnedoe, W.W., So. Heritage Press, 1995, F (embossed cover, as new). see scan, Unit history, 385th Bomb Group, 8th AF, B-17s. Hit industrial areas & air fields in Nothern Europe & Germany, photos, 214 pages. $100.00
386th BG STORY OF THE CRUSADERS - 386th BOMB GROUP, Young, Barnett, 386th BG Assoc., f/f (as new, limited edition), see scan, Signed by author, see scan, History of 386th Bomb Group in World War II flying Martin B-26 Marauders. Includes the beginnings, combat, missions, personnel lists & photos, epilogue which brings the group up to 1990, photos (including color), 192 pages. $75.00
387 BG387th BOMB GROUP (M), 559th BOMB SUADRON, Fallon, George, 1998, fine, spiral bound (as new),see scan, signed by one of their pilots, see scan, A Martin B-26 Group attached to the 8th AF, later to the 9th AF. Their targets were in Normandy, France & Germany. Includes their history & personnel. 222 pages. $85.00
390th BGSTORY OF THE 390th BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H), Millikin, Albert (editor), Eilert Print Co., 1947, Fine condition (oversized, issued w/o dj). see scan, This is the original 1947 publication, not a reprint. 8th AF, B-17 Group based in England. They bombed strategic targets and did the England to Russia raids as well as D-Day & the Battle of the Bulge, many photos, 472 pages.
391st BG 391st BOMBARDMENT GROUP, Walker, Hugh, 391st Bomb Assoc., 1990, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Signed by author, B-26 Group, participated in D-Day Invasion, buzz bomb sites & the Battle of the Bulge, Limited to 200 copies, photos, 132 pages. $100.00
392nd BGLIBERATORS FROM WENDLING, Vickers, Robert, Unit Memorial Collection, 1977, fine (soft cover), see scan, Signed by author, see scan, The 392nd B.G. (B-24s) flew 285 missions with 8th A.F., which all are described. photos,, 283 pages. $75.00
398th BG398th BOMB GROUP REMEMBERANCES, Ostram, Allen, 398th BG Mem. Assoc., Soft cover ( as new). see scan, The 398th , B-17s, was based in England & hit strategic targets. This book is the stories of the men of the 398th, photos, 97 pages. $60.00
438th Carrier Group 438th CARRIER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Buchanan, Austin, Self-published, 1990, vg (soft cover), see scan, The unit was first activated during World War II as the 438th Troop Carrier Group, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain unit. It saw combat in the European Theater of Operations as part of IX Troop Carrier Command. The group earned a Distinguished Unit Citation for its actions on D-Day during Operation Overlord. Roster, 77 pgs. $20.00
449th BG TUCSON TO GROTTAGLIE (Books I & II), Turner, Damon, privately printed, 1985, f/f (as new), see scan, a B-24 group based in Grottaglie, Italy (15th AF) flew strategic & tactical missions. Book I is the group's history. Book II is personal experiences of crew members. photos 360 pages. $100.00
454 BG FLIGHT OF THE LIBERATORS,, > Barker, John, DuBois Press, 1046, good (edge ware),, see scan, Original 1946 edition. Unit history of the 454th Bomb Group (B-24s). They participated in the campaigns of Italy, Southern France & Central Europe, list of targets destroyed, maps, photos, 172 pages. $95.00
457th BG FIREBALL OUTFIT, Blakebrough, Ken, Aero, 1968, VG (soft cover). see scan, . The 457th Bomb Group (8th AF) B-17s Unit History, 1944 &45. Written by one of its pilots. List of missions, many photos, scale drawings, 3-views,see scan, 96 pages. $20.00
474 FG 474th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Keller, Isham, Roma Assoc., 1982, vg (soft cover). see scan, An enlisted man's observations, Their accomplisments in England, France, Belgium & Geremany, photos & maps, 138 pgs. $38.50

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