Aka John Lundstrom's The First Team and Christopher Shores' Bloody Shambles 1944-1945 edition. Are there any books or studies like them for the late Pacific War like say the battle for the Philippines or the raids over Japan? I actually got an reply from Mr. Lundstrom (which made my day) after I emailed him about the subject. His reply was essentially the kind of sources he had for The First Team did not exist by this period in the war. I trust the man's opinion, but a second opinion never hurt.