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I just got this email from Bruce and his uncle (John Coogan) was in the news today.
So in honor of him and other 463rd veterans I'll repost it.By the way John Coogan is in the fighting 463rd book too that I now have.
http://www.nj.com/opinion/ledger/perspective/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1194759454249360.xml&coll=1

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Hi JJ I know the information about how to get a copy The Fighting 463rd is on this Board some where, could you help me out?

Thanks, Devin 
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Hi Devin. I found the fighting 463rd book in my dads stuff I was just lucky.
I think you should ask Joel that question if it's possible to obtain the fighting 463rd book.The cover of the book says 463rd Bomb Group (The Swoose Group) Historical Society so perhaps it came out about 25 years ago(I could be wrong).It would be nice if it was possible that all the books pertaining to the 463rd,each squadron,personal accounts etc. were available in electronic format(PDF) available for purchase(download etc.) at any time,unfortunately that is not happening right now.These books are hard to get.

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Guys,
To my knowledge, the group history book is no longer available for sale in reprint form or obviously, in original form either.  Hal Rubin, the editor of the original book used to make some "Kinko's" copies of the book from time to time when the demand was sufficient.  Unforutnately, Hal passed away a few years ago and since then no one has made any copies, for a variety of reasons.  There are some copyright questions that would need to be clarified before we, or anyone for that matter, could reproduce the book.

Jon, is your copy of the book a hard back or one of the softcover reprints from Hal Rubin?  Just curious.....no particular reason.  About the only difference is the quality of the pictures in some of Hal's reproduced versions.  I happen to be fortunate enough to have an original hard back version.  I really don't know when the book was published originally nor by whom it was published.

Sorry I can't provide you with more hope in finding one of the books.  You would have to be extremely fortunate to find one in a used book store and then probably would pay a hefty price for it.

Joel

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Hi Swindy I think the fighting 463rd book that I have has a thick stiff(yet flexible) cover.
It comes in a wire binder(actually it's a brown plastic not really wire).
O.K. the cover is somewhat thick,flexible looks like yellow wood with the writing on it and the symbols of each squadron with the 463rd's coat of arms in the center.One thing I like about it is that my dad although not featured in the book wrote his own notations in certain parts of the book about each mission he was on and about certain Bomb photos.Other members of my dad's crew are mentioned.So that's cool.
I myself would like to find Richard Drains "5th Bomb Wing History of Assigned Aircraft".Even some of the other 463rd books I wish I had like that "Allyn's Irish Orpans" book,"Combat Tour with Umbriago",or "Four Miles to Brux".
Still I'm lucky to have a few 463rd books.

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