FIGHTERS OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE
Autore: Gérard Paloque
Oltre 350 profili a colori illustrano gli aerei dell’8° Air Force di stanza in Inghilterra dal 1943 al 1945: Spitfire, P-38, P-47 e P-51.
The 8th Air Force war the first US Army Air Force (USAAF) strategic air force to be formed in WWII. In mid-1944 two years after it was created, it had more than 200 000 men on its bases in Great Britain and was able to put more than 2000 four-engined bombers protected by 1000 fighters into the air on a mission at any one time. Its main role was to support the Normandy landings before carrying on its massive day-time air raids over the Continent to disrupt ennemy production and communication networks, both in germany and in the occupied countries
350 profili a colori