BOOK: Air Apaches: The True Story of the 345th Bomb Group

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“In this well-written combat history, Stout (Vanished Hero), a retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot, methodically chronicles the WWII experiences of a U.S. Air Force unit in the Pacific theater… This fast-paced account captures the danger, stresses, and excitement of the air war in the Pacific in captivating fashion.” – Publishers Weekly

With striking detail and a strong human element, Air Apaches reveals the little known story of the 345th Bomb Group, one of the sharpest tools in the U.S. arsenal in the South Pacific in World War II, capturing the reality of flying missions and facing the challenges of jungle conditions, kamikaze attacks, and an enemy who did not adhere to the Geneva Convention. Jay A. Stout is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours and 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He has appeared as an aviation and military expert on various TV and radio news programs, including Fox News and NPR. He is the author, among other books, of Hell’s Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Fighter Group: The 352nd “Blue-Nosed Bastards” in World War II, and The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe: The U.S. Army Air Forces against Germany in World War II. He lives in San Diego, California.

Jay A. Stout
is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours and 37 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He has appeared as an aviation and military expert on various TV and radio news programs, including Fox News and NPR. He is the author, among other books, of Hell’s Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Fighter Group: The 352nd “Blue-Nosed Bastards” in World War II, and The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe: The U.S. Army Air Forces against Germany in World War II. He lives in San Diego, California.


Air Apaches: The True Story of the 345th Bomb Group and Its Low, Fast, and Deadly Missions in World War II (978-0-8117-3801-9, May 2019, $29.95, Cloth) by Jay Stout
 
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