THE LONG CAMPAIGN. The History of the 15th Fighter Group in World War II.
The 15th Fighter Group was activated in December 1940 as part of the old Hawaiian Air Force.
It served its baptism of fire a year later when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Oahu's airfields.
Utilizing personal records, the author creates a wartime chronicle of combat operations across the Central Pacific.
The 15th fought on the first day of the war and was still in combat on the las day flying 7-8 hour missions from Iwo Jima to Honshu.
This history won an award from the Aviation Writers Association.