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By Steve Luce

ISBN-10: 0972106081

ISBN-13: 9780972106085

;86th Fighter crew 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 total tale of the educational and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber staff, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the lads in addition to the machines they flew are conscientiously awarded in a complete, totally photographically documented layout. integrated are a variety of, never-before-told own bills of wrestle and lifestyles within the 86th, woven in with the historic 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 discovered the energetic and powerful 86th in France and Germany until eventually war’s finish. The unit’s entire identified victory checklist is released herein. discover their whole tale via this photo-rich old presentation of 1 of WWII’s profitable Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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The Invaders continued their CAS/AI missions with a heavy emphasis on the AI as they harassed the Gennans fleeing northward. The 526th and 527th began exchanging their warweary A-36s for war-weary P-47s, the very first of which they received from the 27th FBG on 23 June. The 525th, having turned over their A-36s at Pomjgliano to the other two squadrons and then mounting P-40s, began turning in the PAOs for the remaining A-36s from the other two squadrons who, in turn, began receiving P-47s. For a short time, awaiting the arrival of a sufficient number of T-Bolts, the 526th and 527th flew P-40s borrowed from the 525th.

1 fired directly into the cockpit and he rolled over. I did not see this one hit the grou nd. At this time I heard a loud bang at the rear of my plane and saw tmcers passing by my canopy. 1called for the second element leader to come and help me but he never responded. My wingman was nowhere to be found. A 20mm shell had exploded in my radio just aft of the armor plate behind my seat. Looking over my shoulder I could see the muzzle Jlashes from the nose-lJIou nted canons ofseveral109s on my tail.

Benear nllmerous times in the writing of this book and he firmly denied tlwt he had ever had a shark mouth applied to any of the T-bolts he flew. Riley Stewart was killed on the continent wilen he suffered a rill/away prop. He bellied in with fine form but the plane was totaled when it skidded into a series of tank traps. Losses in both pilots and aircraft lIleant a rapid til I'll over such that application of the 86th colors on the tails of their Thllnderbolts was neither science nor art, IInless of co II rse, it was done for one of the big cheeses.

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