Aces of the Mighty Eighth

Aces of the Mighty Eighth

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The three most distinguished and best known US fighter aircraft of World War II were undoubtedly the P-38, the P-51 and the P-47. This title assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of each legendary aircraft, and uncovers the personalities and achievements of their greatest "ace" pilots. The daylight raids on the Third Reich, when the P-51 pilots went head to head with the cream of the Luftwaffe; the less-celebrated yet equally outstanding exploits of the P-38 over Germany's heartland and the evolving combat tactics that enabled the heavy P-47 to hold its own against more nimble German opponents are all detailed in this volume.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 19.05mm | 891g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 b&w and 120 colour illustrations
  • 1841766194
  • 9781841766195

Table of contents

Mustang aces of the Eighth Air Force - Merlin's Reach; new blood; a wilder pony; outclassed; mission completed; the "Blue-Nosers"; P-38 Lightning aces of the MTO/ETO - introduction; pioneer P-38 aces; desert war; Mediterranean war; Eighth and Nineth Air Force aces; ground claims; P-47 Thunderbolt aces of the Eighth Air Force; early days; extended range; bloody battles; maximum effort; built up to D-Day and beyond; Arnhem and into Germany; final clashes. Appendices.
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About Jerry Scutts

Jerry Scutts has written over 40 books, on subjects ranging from US Navy floatplane fighters in World War 2 to the exploits of the USAF's Phantom IIs over Vietnam. John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes on the P-38 Lightning for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series, and is an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association. Chris Davey has Illustrated several aviation titles for Osprey, and is particularly adept at 'big' aircraft. Tom Tullis has illustrated a number of books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series, and was the first artist to produce material for Osprey electronically.
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