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;86th Fighter workforce in WWII КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Eagle EditionsАвтор: Steve W. LuceЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 144ISBN: 0-9721060-8-1Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 61,9 mbHere is the entire tale of the educational and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber workforce, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the lads in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously provided in a entire, totally photographically documented layout. integrated are quite a few, never-before-told own debts of wrestle and existence within the 86th, woven in with the old textual content researched and written through Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of decide on colourful airplane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated via Terry Higgins. education was once in Meridian, Mississippi in 1942 with A-36s. They have been first deployed in 1943 to North Africa and later to Italy and Corsica flying the P-47 within the MTO. Early 1945 chanced on the energetic and potent 86th in France and Germany until eventually war’s finish. The unit’s whole identified victory checklist is released herein. discover their whole tale via this photo-rich historic presentation of 1 of WWII’s winning Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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In order for them to do their job properly they actually had to be able to see the ground. When the weather was socked in, close to, or down to 0/0 visibility, they could not see the targets making the mission impossible. Cancelled and diverted missions led to an increasing sense of frustration at all levels of command, compounded by the continuing uncertainty over whether the Group would become a fighter group on P-51s (it seemed logical) or pick up P-47s and maintain their fighter-bomber role.

AlOIJl)IN "T"TII This 527th Bolt, buzz nUlI1ber 89, is noticeable for its white empennage, prior to the application of the red stripes. The photograph of the other side of the plane shows the landing gear bent back up over the wing; a serious ground loop. On 22 August Lt. Harold Ingley went out on a mission to southern France looking for Ju 88s which were attacking Allied naval units. Returning to the field well after dark, Ingley suffered an attack of vertigo and bailed out over the field. ) and he fell over 11,000 feet.

Miss Texas" of the 525th and proud owners. "The Flying Greek" of the 525th was named in honor of pilot Diamond Mitchell's Greek ancestry. 76 Close-lip of "Miss Texas" artwork. Slt:ll . Al"lJ 11'11LIT AthlllV Yet another testamellt to the mggedness of the P-47 is this 525th aircraft which was bellied in prop still tllming. With a prop change and a few at/IeI' millor fixes it was back in action. The artwork was paillted all a cowl transferred from another aircraft. Pictllred is Carl Baranek. The British Air Sea ResClie Walms at Pisa stands lIext to a pair of A-36s IIsed by the 86th as sqlladroll hacks.

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