These are the resources used in our podcast series on the battle of the Bismarck Sea.
Fire in the Sky. Eric M. Bergerud. A great book with a lot of detail on the Air War in the SWPA.
Courage in the Skys. Jim Eames. Details some of the work that QANTAS did during WW@ in support of the war effort.
The interview at the Australian War Memorial of Group Captain Brian ‘Black Jack’ Walker DSO. A great interview with one of the pilots.
The interview at the Australian War Memorial of Air Commodore Bill Garing, CBE, DFC. Bill Garing worked under General Kenney to build the tactics for the actual attack.
Hell’s Battlefield. Phil Bradley. A great book detailing the attack and placing it in its context across the wider PNG campaign.
Airpower – Weapon of Denial. Gary Null.
A War of their Own – CAPT Matthew Rodman USAF
McArthur’s Airman: General George C. Kenney and the Air War in the Southwest Pacific Theatre
Transformation in contact – learning the lessons of modern war, Foley, Griffin and McCartney. An interesting read, when used in the context of the way that the 5th Army Air Force drove innovation generally and for the Battle of the Bismarck Sea in particular.