B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI cover
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Flying from and between bases in China and India, the B-25s bombed every type of Japanese target during World War 2 in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, ultimately dropping more bombs than their larger four-engined B-24 Liberator brethren.

Mitchell bombers took on the task of disrupting the flow of Japanese supplies to the frontlines at medium ranges, bombing supply centers, railway depots, and bridges. It was in this last capacity that the B-25 established a unique role as a "bridge-buster." This provided significant support for the British Fourteenth Army as they advanced into Burma.

Fully illustrated with detailed cutaway artwork, this book tells the important, yet forgotten story of B-25 operations in the CBI Theater and the important role that this aircraft played on the road to victory.

Table of Contents

Early Operations 1942-43 /India Air Task Force to Strategic Air Force /Fourteenth Air Force /The Re-conquest of Burma /Victory in China /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index

Product details

Published Dec 11 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472820365
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 74 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 126
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Edward M. Young

Edward M. Young is a retired financial executive w…

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Mark Postlethwaite

Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1…


Jim Laurier

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