This volume is an exploration of the battles and tactics of the air war in the Pacific, including discussion of combatants, their morale, their planes, living conditions, and leadership. Utilizing primary sources and scores of interviews with surviving veterans of all ranks and duties, the author recreates the fabric of the air war as it was fought in the South Pacific. He explores the technology and tactics, the three-dimensional battlefield, and the leadership, living conditions, medical challenges, and morale of the combatants. The text provides a thorough understanding of how air power functioned in World War II from the level of command to the point of fire in air-to-air combat.
Fire in the Sky
The Air War in the South Pacific