Aces of the 78th Fighter Group (Aircraft of the Aces) by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey

By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey

Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter team (FG) was once precise in being the single fighter unit within the 'Mighty 8th' to fly the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang operationally. Arriving within the eu Theatre of Operations (ETO) in November 1942, and at last devoted to wrestle 5 months later, the 78th, in addition to the 4th and 56th FGs, 'wrote the e-book' on long-range fighter escort by way of VIII Fighter Command within the ETO. This quantity charts the group's highs and lows in the course of its years in motion from Duxford, concentrating on the exploits of the fifty one pilots who completed ace prestige with the 78th in the course of international struggle 2. those males incorporated Capt Charles London, the first actual 8th Air strength ace, and Maj Quince Brown, who was once the 78th's so much profitable aerial ace sooner than being murdered via the SS after he used to be shot down over Germany. via VE Day, the 'Eagles of Duxford' had downed 316 plane and destroyed a different 320 machines at the floor in the course of strafing assaults on German airfields.

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