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Wings of Courage: Tales from America's Elite Fighter Groups of World War II

Wings of Courage: Tales from America's Elite Fighter Groups of World War II
by Holmes, Tony

1-192580

Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of operations we gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan. The book opens with the experience of 354th Fighter Group. Continuing the focus on the European Operations is the 332nd Fighter Group - the only all-black unit of the air force, revealing how they rose above discrimination to be feared by their enemies and revered by their colleagues.

The action then switches to the Pacific, where the crack 475th Fighter Group included amongst its ranks the highest scoring American pilots. The book concludes with the story of the pilots based on Iwo Jima who risked their lives to fly hundreds of miles across the Pacific, with no hope of rescue, in order to attack the heavily defended Japanese mainland. Those who survived earned themselves membership of a unique society - the 'Tokyo Club'.

Extracts from four previous 'Aviation Elites'.

1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-pb ......$25.00

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