This volume is organized two ways: by the name given to the Consolidated B-24 aircraft in all their variations from World War II era and also by the unit with which the aircraft served. Approx. 9,000 entries, includes group, squadron, serial number, and vintage photos. The photos in this book are black and white.
The Writing 69th, eight civilian and military journalists who covered the U.S. 8th Air Force during World War II, included Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney and Homer Bigart. Six of them participated in a bombing raid on German Naval installations at Wilhelmshaven in 1943. One of the journalists, Bob Post of the New York Times, did not return. The author has gathered accounts from military and civilian participants to tell the story of the Writing 69th and the raid on Wilhelmshaven.