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by Lawrence J. Hickey
Steve Birdsall, Madison D. Jonas, Edward M. Rogers, Osamu Tagaya
IHRA  2015 (1st edition)
416 pages
550 photos
16 page color section
Full color paintings
Maps, aircraft profiles
ISBN: 978-0-913511-07-7
Cover Price: $75.00
Language: English

Autographed Copies from:
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Research Associates

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Ken’s Men Against The Empire
The Illustrated History of the 43rd Bombardment Group During World War II
Volume I: Prewar to October 1943 The B-17 Era

Ken’s Men Against The Empire Volume I covers the first half of the history of the 43rd Bombardment Group (43rd BG) nicknamed "Ken's Men" service in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) duing World War II. This book is written and researched by Lawrence J. Hickey with co-authors including Steve Birdsall, Madison Jonas, Edward Rogers and Osamu Tagaya.

The book features hundreds of World War II photographs, maps and original artwork by aviation artist Jack Fellows. The last pages of the books are a preview of Volume II, covering the remainder of the unit's WWII service from November 1943 until the end of the war will be published as a separate volume. This book is an essential addition to your aviation library. Order online via International Historical Research Associates autographed copies are available free of charge.

The second half of the history is Ken’s Men Against The Empire - The Illustrated History of the 43rd Bombardment Group During World War II - Volume II: October 1943 to 1945 B-24 Era.

Check out International Historical Research Associates publications on 5th Air Force group histories including: Warpath Over The Pacific, Revenge of the Red Raiders and Rampage of the Roarin' 20's.

Interview with authors Lawrence J. Hickey, Steve Birdsall, Edward Rogers and Osamu Tagaya
Review by Justin Taylan  

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October 6, 2021

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