Meticulous research in the U.S. archives woven together with information from interviews with hundreds of unit veterans has produced a definitive text that includes maps depicting the location of every mission flown and aircraft lost. The book is illustrated with over 700 photos, plus a magnificent color section that includes 36 aircraft profiles, and for the first time ever in a book of aviation history, 32 very detailed and enlarged nose art reproductions illustrated with near-photographic accuracy. The book also features five superb combat paintings created by world-renowned aviation artist Jack Fellows.
Five extremely comprehensive appendices document all aircraft flown as well as casualties, leadership, an extensive "markings and insignia" history and extensive histories of the 36 profiled aircraft and its crews. This is the third volume in the landmark Eagles Over the Pacific series, and it will stand as the definitive history of the 312th and one of the best aviation history books published in recent years. No aviation history library is complete without this book.