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by William Wolf
Schiffer  2004
336 pages
Index, photos
ISBN: 978-0764320675
Cover Price: $59.95
Language: English

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13th Fighter Command in World War II
Air Combat Over Guadalcanal and the Solomons

Chapter Eight by James Lansdale details 13th Fighter Command's most famous mission: the April 18, 1943 "Yamamoto Mission" to shoot down Admiral Yamamoto aboard G4M1 Betty 2656 Tail T1-323. This chapter is written by James Lansdale and covers every aspect of this mission from both the American and Japanese sides, plus the kill controversy between Rex T. Barber and Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. A variety of evidence including historical records, crash site investigation and participant accounts reveal the Barber was the sole pilot responsible for the shoot down of Yamamoto's bomber.

Review by Justin Taylan  

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