Based upon the interests of our founder and lead historian, Lawrence J. Hickey, International Historical Research Associates (IHRA) was formed to document and educate the public about specific portions of the air war during World War II. So far, IHRA has published five books on units in the Southwest Pacific: Warpath Across the Pacific, Revenge of the Red Raiders, Rampage of the Roarin’ 20’s, two volumes on the 43rd Bomb Group. As much as possible, these histories include the representative experiences of the airmen, sailors and civilians on the Japanese side woven together with the accounts of the American and Australian airmen that fought against them.
This blog is meant to highlight some of the many stories from different Fifth Air Force units as well as inform our readers about the latest developments from IHRA. Please feel free to chime in if you have additional information, questions, or comments regarding any of our stories.
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