Fall of the


Memories of the Air War 1942-45

Illustrated with color and b/w photographs throughout

Ron Werneth


Author Ron Werneth has once again compiled the narratives of survivors from the Pacific War and, reinforced by years of meticulous research, organized them into a highly readable account of what it was like to be there. Following on from his highly-acclaimed first book, Beyond Pearl Harbor, the Untold Stories of Japan’s Naval Airmen, this companion volume features first-hand accounts of pilots, aircrews, mechanics and even ground-based troops who served on both sides of the conflict. Told in their own words, gathered from one-on-one interviews as well as letters, diaries and journals that they kept at the time, the stories of these courageous men resonate with truth, faithfully conveying the emotional conditions, as well as the  physical side of war, that they had to deal with, daily. 

284-pages, large format 8.5" x 11" (215mm x 280mm) Includes over 230 colour and b/w photographs, most from private family albums and have never been published before.

Acclaim for Fall of the Japanese Empire:


“It was as if the vet was talking directly to me!”

    – Henry Sakaida


“Those of us who seek to learn more about [WW2] owe Ron Werneth a great debt for his lifelong devotion to getting to know some of these remarkable men...”

    – John B. Lundstrom, author of The First Team


“A second superb book from a superb researcher.”

    – Jon Parshall, author and historian


“...a unique perspective that few Western historians could ever hope to gain.”

    – Bruce Gamble, author and historian

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