Books

The 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron was one of four squadrons that made up the 23rd Fighter Group.  Below are two books that have been written about the 23rd FG and include pictures and information about the 118th TRS.  Sharks Over China is out of print, but you can easily find a used copy in good shape.  The second book came out in 2009.  There is some duplicate material in it.  Both books were written by Carl Molesworth.

Sharks Over China: The 23rd Fighter Group in World War II

23rd Fighter Group: Chennault's Sharks


The next book is from Wayne Johnson, a pilot with the 118th. It covers his entire life from childhood in Minnesota, to the war years, and finally his fifty years as an attorney.

Roger Molina, another member of the 118th, also wrote a book about his life. It is available online in PDF format from several website including Amazon and GooglePlay. The following description is from Amazon

"This autobiography is about a young man growing up during the great depression, who fought in WW2, came home and started a family, retired from the military, and pursued a second civilian career. You hear his frustration and joy in his own words as if he was speaking to us."









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