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86th Fighter Group in WWII by Steve Luce

By Steve Luce

;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 crew, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the boys in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously offered in a accomplished, absolutely photographically documented structure. incorporated are various, never-before-told own money owed of strive against and existence within the 86th, woven in with the ancient textual content researched and written by means of Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of pick out colourful plane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated by means of Terry Higgins. education used to be 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 discovered the lively and powerful 86th in France and Germany till war’s finish. The unit’s whole recognized victory checklist is released herein. discover their whole tale via this photo-rich old presentation of 1 of WWII’s winning Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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There was a great deal of dissatisfaction amongst the pilots and ground crews that the 86th had been chosen to transfer to P-47s instead of receiving the straight fighter version - the P-51- of their beloved A-36s. Flight characteristics and maintenance concerns were different, as well as the mission. Further, the P-47 was experiencing repeated failures of the bomb and wing tank releases causing many a hairy moment until the bugs were ironed out. Fond names bestowed on the P-47s by the old-hand A-36 pilots were "Old Overbolts", "Republic Repulsive Fat Boys", and, of course, "The Flying Milk Bottles".

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He three airo'aft were Jlying line abreast. 1 pulled in behind the aircraft farthest to the left and was about to pull the trigger wilen 1noticed an airscoop underneath his left wing. Rernembering that the Spitfire has a sirnilar air-scoop arrangement, I told my wingman to hold his fire while I did a closer visual inspection. [pulled up to the left of my intended target and found myself eyeball to eyeball with a German pilot in his 109. He and his comrades immediately broke to the right and I followed suit, right on his tail.

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