Vol. 1 NAS Kaneohe - out
Vol. 2 NAS Pearl Harbor - out
Vol. 3 Hickam Field - out this fall
Vol. 4 Wheeler Field - out summer/fall 2021
Vol. 5 Japanese story - out fall 2022
I wish that there were two of me. With roughly a book a year (which is insane), the pace of this is about to put me in the ground… but hopefully not until I get finished with this project. ;-)
Thank heaven that I'm pretty much done with the research. I have to go to St. Louis to dig out some AAF flight records, and get Bob Cressman to dig out a bit more info on the transfer of P-36s/P-40s to the Hawaiian Department, but that should be a wrap on Wheeler, Bellows, Haleiwa Field and the flight actions. I’m about two of ten chapters into the manuscript.
Back to Navy stuff. The last volume of the five (Japanese story) is about half written and there is no more to be researched on that. Again, thank heaven for that. We have spent ourselves blind, and the money is about to run out.
The “book-a-year” schedule got hosed by the Hickam book, which was a real bear, as I decided to document what was going on with the B-17 transfers to the Philippine and Hawaiian Departments… all of which was closely tied to what was going on at Hickam. It took nearly six months to unravel just that portion of the manuscript. It was great stuff, but getting it done wrecked last year.
I’ll try to post updates as we get closer.