B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft) (Paperback)

B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2 (Combat Aircraft) By Robert F. Dorr, Mark Styling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert F. Dorr, Mark Styling (Illustrator)


The ultimate piston-engined heavy bomber of World War II (1939-1945), the first production B-29s were delivered to the 58th Very Heavy Bomb Wing in the autumn of 1943. By the spring of 1944 the Superfortress was bombing targets in the Pacific, and by war's end the aircraft had played as great a part as any weapon in ending the conflict with the Japanese. Indeed, the final dropping of two atomic bombs from the B-29 convinced the Japanese to sue for peace. This book traces the wartime career of the B-29, as the aircraft went from strength to strength in the Pacific Theatre.

About the Author

Robert F Dorr is a well respected author of long-standing reputation - he has written over a dozen books for Osprey over the years. His histories on modern American combat aircraft like the F-101 Voodoo and A-6 Intruder have set the standard for works of this type. His ability to combine 'crew speak' with concise editorial comment gives his books a unique and revealing style of their own.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841762852
ISBN-10: 1841762857
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 25th, 2002
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Combat Aircraft