Great article about a military naval aviation Pioneer who put the F-14 Tomcat on the map forever.
Read a touching tribute about his death on July 24th, 2021 HERE.
WW2 Military History Reference Books.
Pacific Profiles Volume One: Japanese Army Fighters New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944
By Michael Claringbould
Softcover, 104 pages, index, photographs, and 85 color profiles
Published by Avonmore Books, December 2020
Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
At the close of the Pacific War the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were directed to destroy their records and photographs, including logbooks and snapshots kept by the individual service members. This order, coupled with the language barrier, has long frustrated historians and modelers researching the Japanese military. The result is few publications in English on the subject, and even many Japanese language sources lack the depth and detail seen in their foreign counterparts.
The author has stepped squarely into this void. An Australian who spent several years in New Guinea, Michael Claringbould had the opportunity to examine many of the aircraft wrecks there and recorded…
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