We Flew Alone: United States Navy B-24 Liberator Squadrons in the Pacific: February 1943 to September 1944, is the first comprehensive book written on the operations of Navy B-24 Liberator squadrons in the Pacific War. In this first of two volumes, Alan C. Carey, the author of the Reluctant Raiders: The Story of United States Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 in World War II, examines the formation and use of the B-24 Liberator by the United States Navy. From the birth of the first squadron and their deployment to Guadalcanal in early 1943 to the squadrons that participated in the Central Pacific campaign, every Navy Liberator squadron is discussed in detail.
Alan C. Carey is an American historian and author specializing in military aviation topics. His interest in military aviation stems from his father's service in World War II who was the inspiration for his first book. Carey graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science.He currently resides in Round Rock, TX.