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The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors (Crecy Publishing) Hardcover – 31 May 2014

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing (31 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0859791785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0859791786
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 2.1 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,119,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Easily supplants all previous B-18 and B-23 coverage. I savored every page."--David L. Veres"Cybermodeler Online" (12/17/2015)

..".in every regard a shining example for how to do a book if this kind in regards to research, organization, and presentation."--Sabu Advani"speedreaders.info" (12/21/2015)

-Easily supplants all previous B-18 and B-23 coverage. I savored every page.---David L. Veres-Cybermodeler Online- (12/17/2015)

-...in every regard a shining example for how to do a book if this kind in regards to research, organization, and presentation.---Sabu Advani-speedreaders.info- (12/21/2015)

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Even the most knowledgeable aviation historian may know little about the Douglas B-18 and its contribution to WWII aviation. At best, there may be the sense of an unwanted and unpopular aircraft that contributed little to the US war effort.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, the authors, during more than 20 years of research and after interviewing more than 30 surviving crew members, found not a single person who had a disparaging word for the aircraft. As they delved further into the design, evolution and actual wartime contributions of the series, it became clear that the B-18 was in fact the culmination of everything that has been learned up to the 1935. The B-18 ended up being precisely the right aircraft, at the right time, to help America train and field globe-girdling air forces. It was the B-19 that defeated the extremely serious Axis submarine threat in the Caribbean during the first, crucial eight months following the US entry into the war and it was the B-18 that trained most of the crews who took the first B-17 squadrons overseas.

US tax payers truly got their money's worth from the 340 aircraft built and as this long-overdue study will reveal, the impact of these aircraft was out of all proportion to their numbers. This is an aircraft for which a detailed history can now be told and its true place in aviation history properly assessed at last.

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