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, which inspired him to write his first book, The Reluctant Raiders: The Story of United States Navy Bombing Squadron VB/VPB-109 in World War II. Research on VB-109 led Mr. Carey to obtaining two Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals from the U.S. Navy for his father's service in World War II, fifty years later. Mr. Carey graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. Twin Mustang: The North American F-82 is his first book with Pen & Sword.