Associate author Osamu Tagaya attended Cornell University, not Brown University.
In the Jack Fellows painting on page 23 of Tainan Kokutai Zeros strafing Clark Field, the color of the tail markings should be white, thinly outlined in a dark color, instead of black.
On page 47, the photo caption refers to the Zero #152 wreckage as a Model 21. It is in fact a Model 32.
On page 69, the caption of the photo at upper left refers to B-17 #41-2472, GUINEA PIG, as the oldest B-17 ever assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group. While #41-2472 was a very old plane, the oldest plane assigned to the 43rd was #41-2408.
The photo caption on page 78 is incorrectly dated November 13, 1943. It should be November 13, 1942.
The photo at bottom right on page 115 does not show the wreckage of an LB-30, as the caption claims. That is the wreckage of B-17E 41-24551, FIRE BALL MAIL.
A map of a skip-bombing mission flown on April 5th at Kavieng, New Ireland, described on page 163, can be found here. A similar mission flown the day before is described in detail on pages 160-163. The flight paths of each bomber are labelled with a letter, while each ship is numbered and identified in the legend. Note that the ship identifications reflect what the crews reported, and are not necessarily accurate. This image came from the Hoover Cott collection.
On page 166, 1/Lt. George Shako is incorrectly referred to as Stephen A. Shako.
Three of the names in the crew photo on page 227 are misspelled. Bud Thies should be Emil “Bud” Thues, Hank Dominski should be Hank Dyminski, and William Vaughn should be William Vaughan.
In the photo at bottom right on page 231, the guitar player is Paul Jones, and the cornet player is his brother, Sam Jones.
On page 266, the Ki-61 Hein “Tony” depicted in the photograph was once assigned to 68 Sentai, not 61 Sentai. The caption also states that the aircraft was flown by the Sentai C.O., and while the markings indicate this, it is not entirely certain.
On page 320, Cpl. Elwood K. Myers is listed as killed by an accidental discharge of a .45 that was being cleaned by an airman. Staff Sergeant Louis D. Maenner was the man killed that day. Corporal Myers was not in the 43rd Bomb Group.
The photo of the replacement tail on #41-2432, THE LAST STRAW on page 335 was taken in mid-August 1942. The tail was replaced after it was damaged in a mid-air collision on May 11, 1942. The other photo of #41-2432, with the damaged tail, was taken afterwards, after it was involved in a second collision in the tail section.
A number of the index entries have no page number references. The following entries should have the following page numbers:
- Benson, Sgt. Omar B., 312
- Chinatown (Rabaul), New Britain, 196
- Craig, William J., 376
- Fifth Air Attack Force, 51
- Gona Bay, 90
- Hughes, Raymond H., 378
- Mackay Airfield, 206
- #1 Rescue and Communication Squadron, 246
- Pawnee, 298
- SBD “Dauntless” dive bomber, 79
- 603rd Bombardment Squadron, 346
- Thompson, 1/Lt. Donald V., 145
- Thues, Emil “Bud”, 227
- U.S. National Guard, 13, 16, 41
- VALHALLA, 373
The following entries are not referenced in Volume I.
- Air Force Magazine
- Bartigan, Sarkis E.
- Burnett, Russell L., Jr.
- Burnette, T/Sgt. Leslie H.
- Burns, William E.
- Crabb, M.L.
- Craig, Harry T.
- Cramer, Carl M.
- Davis, Lamarr
- 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
- Flack, Douglas J.
- Flatt, Byron A.
- 49 Sentai
- 417th Troop Carier Group