The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors (Crecy Publishing)

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If ever an aircraft has been unfairly treated by history, it must be the elusive Douglas B-18 bomber. The very few times that it has been described in aviation journals, the articles invariable speak of the aircraft in crude and disparaging terms--"the bomber that nobody wanted" and "the Great Bolo Boondoggle" are some of the kinder epithets.

Indeed, the myths surrounding the B-18 and it's even more obscure development, the handsome B-23, start at its very beginning in 1935. It was not a development of the DC-1 or DC-2, but was, in fact, developed precisely in parallel to the DC-1 as the DB-1. B-18s served in almost every theater of WW2, from Iceland, Canada, and the US Eastern Seaboard, through the Caribbean and Latin America and to the remote Galapagos, to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Philippines and even to Java and Australia. Examples were lost to both aerial and surface combat, but as one crewman put it, "had Douglas set out to do so, they could not have designed a better anti-submarine aircraft." B-18s came close--within a matter of minutes--to being the first USAAC aircraft to strike back at the invading Japanese forces in the Far East, and could well have taken the war to the enemy months in advance of the legendary Doolittle Raid.

This was an aircraft that pioneered airborne radar and anti-submarine warfare and almost replaced the immortal Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, and yet the B-18 disappeared from the annals of aviation history with not so much as a footnote in most authoritative histories of WW2.

But now, at last, the true story of this remarkable and maligned aircraft is told in this exhaustively researched and heavily-illustrated book which will set the record straight on one of the great forgotten aircraft of WW2.

Nota de la solapa:

Even the most knowledgeable aviation historian may know little about the Douglas B-18 and its contribution to WWII aviation. At best, there may be the sense of an unwanted and unpopular aircraft that contributed little to the US war effort.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, the authors, during more than 20 years of research and after interviewing more than 30 surviving crew members, found not a single person who had a disparaging word for the aircraft. As they delved further into the design, evolution and actual wartime contributions of the series, it became clear that the B-18 was in fact the culmination of everything that has been learned up to the 1935. The B-18 ended up being precisely the right aircraft, at the right time, to help America train and field globe-girdling air forces. It was the B-19 that defeated the extremely serious Axis submarine threat in the Caribbean during the first, crucial eight months following the US entry into the war and it was the B-18 that trained most of the crews who took the first B-17 squadrons overseas.

US tax payers truly got their money's worth from the 340 aircraft built and as this long-overdue study will reveal, the impact of these aircraft was out of all proportion to their numbers. This is an aircraft for which a detailed history can now be told and its true place in aviation history properly assessed at last.

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