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Men Will Come: A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group 1942-1945

by Colonel Mark C. Vlahos

Merriam Press World War II History

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Paperback - ISBN 978-0-359-95260-1 - $39.50

Hardcover - no ISBN - $49.95 [this hardcover edition is available only through the printer via the link at right]

Revised Second Edition.

The roots of Tactical Airlift and Air Mobility Command Missions were founded in the Troop Carrier Groups of World War II. Meticulously researched and documented, Col Mark Vlahos’ "Men Will Come": A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group 1942–1945, will not only be the definitive history of this unit, but fills a major void in USAAF History.

Activated March 9, 1942, the 314th participated in every major Airborne Operation in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of Operations. Through the school of hard knocks, tough lessons were learned as the new Airborne, Air-land, and Glider missions matured in WWII. The 314th played a major role in this evolving process.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in World War II Airborne, Troop Carrier Operations and the contribution of our Greatest Generation. —Gen Carlton Everhart II, USAF-Ret, former Commander Air Mobility Command.

NOTE: This revised second edition includes a small number of typographical corrections but most importantly a number of additions in Appendix 9, specifically a number of aircraft were inadvertently missing from "Operation NEPTUNE #1 Mission Flight Crew Listing, June 5 – 6, 1944" and "Operation NEPTUNE #2 Mission Flight Crew Listing, June 7, 1944".

508 8.5x11-inch pages, 327 photos, maps, documents, index

Men Will Come: A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group 1942-1945

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