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by Robert Kelly
Publisher  2000
414 pages
Maps, Photos, Index
ISBN 0-646-42637-0
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Language: English

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Allied Air Transport Operations
South West Pacific Area in WWII - Volume One
(Development of air transport 1903-1943)

The series is unique in that no comprehensive history of the air transport effort in the Pacific in WWII has ever been written before – over 1500 planes and thousands of personnel were involved in transporting supplies and troops within the South West Pacific Area.

Volume one covers the development of both civil and military air transport from the invention of powered flight in 1903 to the end of the Buna Gona and Wau campaigns at the start of 1943. The history ranges in detail from overview of operations down to the individual aircraft and aircrew involved in early SWPA formations.

This is an authoritative reference book and is an essential reference for any military historian. It also will serve as a source of valuable information for others such as students, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists.

Followup book is Volume 2: 1943 - Year of Expansion and consolidation

Review by  Justin Taylan

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May 23, 2017

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