While the first nightfighter squadron to deploy, VMF(N)-531 did in fact fly the PV-1, it was soon recognized that this platform was wholly inadequate and something more was needed.
His success is illustrated by VMF(N)-533's record as the highest-scoring Marine nightfighter squadron.
The first one scored a few hits on us and then a second Nightfighter
Army had many nightfighter
squadrons, the Navy and Marine Corps certainly could point to their own successful units.
These measures failed--the intruder raids were ineffective, the nightfighters
had no airborne radar, and the settings for the jamming signals were miscalculated.
He also provides a detailed section on the various types of RAF aircraft that were used as nightfighters
and their various models of air intercept radars, complete with performance specifications and silhouettes.
Starting with the beginning of the war when equipment for locating enemy aircraft was relatively unsophisticated, he puts the spotlight on many of the 120,000 men and women who helped British nightfighters
and anti-aircraft gunners by illuminating enemy aircraft.