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By Steve Luce

ISBN-10: 0972106081

ISBN-13: 9780972106085

;86th Fighter staff 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 full tale of the learning and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber team, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the boys in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously awarded in a accomplished, absolutely photographically documented layout. integrated are various, never-before-told own bills of wrestle and lifestyles within the 86th, woven in with the old textual content researched and written via Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of decide upon colourful plane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated by means of 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 lively and potent 86th in France and Germany until eventually war’s finish. The unit’s entire recognized victory record is released herein. discover their complete tale via this photo-rich historic presentation of 1 of WWII’s winning Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Razorback number 18, in the background, has only the white empennage, the red stripes not yet having been painted. Standard loadout for the P-47 was a 500-lb. bomb under each wing. According to the squadrol/ histories, on occasion, a thousand pouNder was ca rried on each hard poil/t. Mike Browl/ of the 526th was a "plank owner" of the 86th, llaving been with the Croup sil/ce the il/ceptiol/. He previollsly owned the A-36 "Baby Carmen" and, after the A-36s went away, took charge of "Malicious Millie".

We crossed the coast of southern France and headed north at about 10,000 feet. Shortly I noticed three Me-l09s crossing beneath us. 1 told my wingman to jettison his bombs and follow me down. '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.

00 dollars worth of "hard beverages" for the enlisted men's club. On one of the last missions flown from Pisa, 8 February, in an aJl-out effort to provide close support to the 92nd Division engaged in a hard slugging match in the Serchio Valley, the Group flew 25 missions for a total of 109 individual aircraft sorties. On the same day, in a testament to the ruggedness of the Thunderbolt, a P-47 flown by the 1st Brazilian Squadron, still at Pisa, caught fire on takeoff. Both 500 lb. bombs exploded but the pilot walked away with only minor injuries.

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