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4TH FIGHTER GROUP DEBDEN EAGLES

AVIAITON ELITE UNITS N. 30

Codice: 228DM050030

€ 17,50

Serie dedicata all'aviazione militare delle due guerre mondiali. Ogni titolo è dedicato ad una famosa unità di cui fornisce il resoconto delle attività , (con dettagliate biografie degli assi), elenchi degli aerei in dotazione, le basi, gli ufficiali in comando, le perdite subite e gli aerei abbattuti. Molto interessanti e utili anche i profili a colori appositamente realizzati da vari artisti dopo una accurata ricerca per fornire l'esatta colorazione e i markings

Formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their experience as volunteers in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons, the 4th Fighter Group was established in England in October 1942. Initially flying Spitfires, the Debden Eagles went on to fly the P-47 and P-51, becoming, in July 1943, the first Eighth Air Force fighter group to penetrate German air space. The group's record of 583 air and 469 ground victories was unmatched in the Eighth Air Force, and the group produced a cast of characters that included legendary aces Don Blakeslee, Pierce McKennon, 'Kid' Hofer, Duane Beeson, Steve Pisanos and Howard Hively. 

Involved in the D-Day landings, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine, the group's achievements came at a high price, with a 42 percent casualty rate. Packed with first-hand accounts, detailed aircraft profiles and full combat histories, this book is an intriguing insight into the best-known American fighter unit in World War II.

Lingua

INGLESE

Illustrazioni

Riccamente illustrato a colori e in bianco e nero

Pagine

128

Misure

18 x 25,5

Rilegato

No

ISBN
9781846033216

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