A-20 Boston at War by William N. Hess

By William N. Hess

Even if equipped through the U.S. Douglas company, the A-20 "Boston" acquired its identify and had a few of its best moments in British provider. the 1st Bostons arrived in England throughout the conflict of england, whilst plane of every type have been briefly provide. It proved to be the most effective gentle bombers of the conflict, serving on approximately all fronts and with lots of the Allies. as a result of its more suitable bomb-aimer, Bostons led formations of extra glossy bombers even within the final months of the warfare.

This vintage paintings, lengthy out of print, additionally covers later versions of the A-20 layout which served in Korea and Vietnam.

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At the cry, "Here comes the Navy," Sgt. Dwaine Davis, of Carlsbad, grabbed the movie camera bought from company funds and began taking pictures. of parked P-40's and Flying Fortresses. It was incredible luck. Almost ten hours after Pearl Harbor every plane based at Clark was a helpless, sitting Stotsenberg, out the gate. roar, 37-mm. and 3-inch the Japa- nese pilots couldn't believe what they saw: rows Fort the 200th Coast Artillery were having lunch or just loafing around their a single protecting pursuit it.

The Japanese had left behind a scene of destruction. The attack had destroyed 87 out of 169 naval aircraft; 152 out of 231 AAF planes. Personnel casualties Navy officers and men killed, or fatally wounded, 749 wounded; 218 Army personnel killed. One hundred were tragic: 2,086 Force men were and 336 wounded. Japanese statistics were brighter: 324 and sixty-three Air killed, 43 missing, returned aircraft planes and 55 Jap to their flyers carriers; had been 29 lost in the attack, although an additional 50 of the returning planes had crash-landed on the carrier decks.

Tallylio! Bandits Over Clark! >> Jolm Toland The The first of the two flights of Japa- of Clark. In fact, their crews had ers bright sun, from Tarlac. Their prey was ridiculously obvious, sitting out in the great, unprotected central plain. George As an extra guidepost, just driving growing of acacia polo Field. Not A trees us," and the big At first and rows was Hearing a he stopped the car. He They he said joyfully. They, too, antiaircraft guns. thought the approaching bombers were friendly. At the cry, "Here comes the Navy," Sgt.

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