Guadalcanal: XIII Bomber Command, 1944. 1st Edition. Unpaginated, though ~ 320 pp. Two pieces of ephemera laid-in: (1) a 17 September 1945 HQ XIII Bomber Command TLs Certificate, noting the book "is not for sale", but is presented to S/Sgt Felix O. Long, and (2) a ANs, on House of Representatives note paper, saying "We have had a lot of inquiries about the Congressional Record. I thought you might like to see a random selection." [Signed Lloyd Meeds, M.C. (Representative from WA)]. Profusely illustrated with photographic images, charts, graphs, & folding map [at rear]. Oblong format: 8" x 11-1/2". Screw post binding, with pale blue stiff stock covers, printed in dark blue, with dark blue, red & orange unit medallion in upper right of front cover. Covers age-toned, soiled & with edge chipping. Overall, Very Good. Item #43663
The XIII Bomber Command was a World War II command and control organization for Thirteenth Air Force, activated on 13 January 1943. Its mission was to provide command and control authority of Army Air Force bombardment organizations within the Thirteenth Air Force Area of Responsibility. It was inactivated on 15 March 1946. [Wiki].
"This book was concieved on Guadalcanal and prepared entirely in the Combat Area by the Statistical Section of the XIII Bomber Command" and provides extensive documentation of the Command's activities in the Pacific Theatre during the year & a half chronicled.
Uncommon in the trade.