010858 - MEN WILL COME: A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group, 1942-1945
By Colonel Mark C Vlahos -
NB: This is a print-on-demand title. Also available in softback format and special edition format (printed on high quality heavy coated paper stock). We will be stocking the hardback (no jacket as published) edition for the time being unless customers request either of the other two.
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, Colonel Mark Vlahos’ work, "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 on 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 World War II. The 314th played a major role in this evolving process.
As we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day this year, this book is a must read for anyone interested in World War II Airborne, Troop Carrier Operations and the contribution of our Greatest Generation.
—General Carlton D. Everhart II, USAF-Ret, former Commander Air Mobility Command
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327 photos, maps, documents, index