Published by Mojave Books in 1980, 196 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - c.14.5cm by 21.5cm (A43N)
From the inside front fly leaf: Paul T. Smith, Jr., who retired after a long career in the United States Air Force, is outstandingly qualified to write this factual and human history of the 42nd Bombardment Group of the 13th Air Force during World War II.
From the rear side cover: THE PACIFIC CRUSADERS is the carefully researched history of the 42nd Bombardment Group of the 13th Air Force during World War II. It is profusely illustrated with historic photographs show ing many of the men who flew the missions, their aircraft, their living conditions, and their targets. In this exciting and factual account of the five squadrons of the 44th Bombardment Group, Paul Smith will lead you through their combat operations from Guadalcanal to New Georgia, from the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, French Indo-China, and the Philippine Islands. This far-ranging group saw action in many exotic places, including the Dutch East Indies and Borneo. The details are all here! THE PACIFIC CRUSADERS takes the reader through the many adventures and exploits of these airmen fighting the Pacific Air War.
The condition of the book is generally good. The dust jacket has several minor scuffs and blemishes, creasing and wear along the edges and corners, and a small tear in the bottom left corner of the rear side, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a previous owners label on the first inside page.