Aces of the 78th Fighter Group has 3 ratings and 1 review. KOMET said: On the whole, this is a well-written book about one of the United States Army Air. Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, , $ This is more than just another entry. Dubbed the ‘Eagles of Duxford’, the 78th Fighter Group (FG) was unique in being the only fighter unit in the ‘Mighty Eighth’ to fly the P Lightning, P

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The review must be at least 50 characters long. By VE Day, the ‘Eagles of Duxford’ had downed aircraft and destroyed a 78hh machines on the ground during strafing attacks on German airfields.

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Throughout this period, the Fs remained problematic with wing integrity, the group having only 50 of its authorized 70 aircraft operational, as a third of its aircraft had been sent to Republic Aircraft or Air Materiel Command depots for repairs. Continue shopping Fithter Continue shopping.

Keith Budzynski rated it it was amazing Jun 05, The group lost four jets in accidents by the end of the year. Northrop N Convoy Fighter: The in-service rate of the FB was appallingly low, and crashes were all ace frequently.

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The story of the 78th FG will be researched through extensive first-person interviews with eight surviving pilots and ground personnel of the unit, and also using previously recorded interviews with two leading ace pilots who are no longer alive. Scot Bradley rated it really liked it Jun 01, Views Read Edit View history. Siege in the Clouds. For additional history, see 78th Air Base Wing. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces The Scorpions were assigned to the 83d and 84th FIS, while the 82d FIS retained the best of the groups remaining Fs, while the remainder were either shipped as replacement aircraft to South Korea or sent to Republic for refurbishing.

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