Publications and useful links
Gigantic work of Doug Campbell on tracking down individual stories of U.S. Navy aircraft just got an update! (With modest participation of your humble servant).
The final work of late John Haile Cloe covers USAAF and USN air operations against the Kurils in 1943-45
Третий период славы Петропавловска
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky during the WW2 was not a merely rear town, as portrayed by some superficial authors. Alla Paperno proves it time and again in her characteristic straight forwarded style.
А. ПАПЕРНО Ленд Лиз, Тихий океан
The Aleutian Warriors: A History of the 11th Air Force & Fleet Air Wing 4, Part 1
Cloe, John Haile
Very detailed work of the Alaskan military historian, covering the history of air operations in the area up until reoccupation of Attu and Kiska
This book was the first one, that really sparked my curiosity on USN and USAAF operations against then-Japanese Kurile Islands. Back then, the author won my instant favor for the fact, that he traveled to Kamchatka and Shimushu twice. Later he generously helped me with some of my multiple questions. Thank you, Ralph!
The earliest book about USN air operations against Japanese Empire from the Aleutian islands
Otis Hays, Jr
A great story of unusual secret cooperation between NKVD and U.S. authorities during the war.
A unique photo of PV-1 in Soviet service is accompanied by short description about interned Ventura's.
PV-1 in action
Good pictorial reference book, except for the cover art. Lt Littleton of VPB-136 shot down a Ki-43 of the 54th Sentai, not a Ki-44 as mistakenly claimed by some!
Alan C. Carey
Alan C. Carey