Down to Earth Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force

   Down to Earth  Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force

Editor's Note Aircraft flown by a number of the leading P-47 and P-51 strafing
aces do not appear in this colour section ... of the Aces 18- Lightning Aces of the
ETO/MTO, Aircraft of the Aces 24 - P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Eighth Air Force,
 ...

Author: William N Hess

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782008897

Category: History

Page: 128

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Like The Long Reach, Down to Earth is a message from the battle at its height, told in their own words by the men who fight' this is how Brig-Gen Francis Griswold, VIII Fighter Command, ends his introduction to this book. His official endorsement reveals just how important a document Down to Earth was to the teaching of tyro fighter pilots heading for action in the ETO. More leading aces were lost to flak whilst ground strafing than to German fighters. In this book William Hess has included biographies of all the pilots that originally contributed to this work back in 1943-44.
Categories: History

P 38 Lightning Aces 1942 43

P 38 Lightning Aces 1942   43

... Aces of the Eighth Air Force Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean
Mustang Aces of the Ninth & Fifteenth Air Forces & the RAF P-38 Lightning Aces
of the Pacific and CBI P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO P-47 Thunderbolt ...

Author: John Stanaway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782003335

Category: History

Page: 96

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The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after Pearl Harbor. Often using modified field measures to equip aircraft and train pilots in this demanding fighter, early pilots wrote a remarkable record of accomplishments that displayed a high degree of courage and innovation. Every theatre in which the United States was involved saw deployment of the P-38, and more than 60 Lightning pilots were credited with at least five victories by the end of 1943. Featuring illustrations depicting P-38 models from the E to the H-5 previously not known to the general public, unpublished photographs and new data, this volume presents a comprehensive and innovative account of some of these lesser known aces.
Categories: History

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046838804

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

... ACES 1939-40 1855326981 ACE 019 P - 38 LIGHTNING ACES OF THE ETO /
MTO 1855326965 ACE 020 GERMAN ... WORLD WAR 2 1855327295 ACE 024
P - 47 THUNDERBOLT ACES OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE 1855327538 ACE ...

Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841765333

Category: History

Page: 96

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Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War.
Categories: History

Aces of the Mighty Eighth

Aces of the Mighty Eighth

Author: Jerry Scutts

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 1841766194

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 169

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 ralative strengths and weaknesses of each legondary 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.
Categories: History

P 47 Thunderbolt Units of the Twelfth Air Force

P 47 Thunderbolt Units of the Twelfth Air Force

The P-47 Thunderbolt, originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, became the principal US fighter–bomber of World War II. First adapted to the ground attack role by units of the Twelfth Air Force in early 1944, the strength and ...

Author: Jonathan Bernstein

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849086738

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 939

The P-47 Thunderbolt, originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, became the principal US fighter–bomber of World War II. First adapted to the ground attack role by units of the Twelfth Air Force in early 1944, the strength and durability of the P-47 airframe, along with its massive size, earned it the nickname 'Juggernaut', which was quickly shortened to 'Jug' throughout the MTO and ETO. By October 1943, with the creation of the Fifteenth Air Force, nearly half of the Twelfth's fighter groups would be retasked with strategic escort missions, leaving six groups to perform close air support and interdiction missions throughout the entire Mediterranean theatre. The groups inflicted incredible damage on the enemy's transport routes in particular, using rockets, bombs, napalm and machine-gun rounds to down bridges, blow up tunnels and strafe trains. Myriad first-hand accounts and period photography reveal the spectacular success enjoyed by the Thunderbolt in the MTO in the final year of the war.
Categories: History

Modeling Classic Combat Aircraft

Modeling Classic Combat Aircraft

... 1984 Camouflage & Markings , Republic P - 47 Thunderbolt , U.S.A.A.F. ,
E.T.O. & M.T.O. , 1942-45 Roger A. Freeman ... 7 Edward Shacklady , Profile
Books Limited , Berkshire , England , 1981 Aces of the Eighth Gene B. Stafford
and ...

Author:

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0890243948

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Easy-to-follow diagrams, crisp photos, and concise instructions teach you to build, paint, and finish military aircraft models from WWII to today. The more than 15 step-by-step projects include the P-51 Mustang, F-18 Hornet, the A-7D Corsair, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and more. Compiled from the pages of FineScale Modeler magazine and edited by Mark Thompson.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Victory Roll

Victory Roll

Aces / Victories by Fighter Type P - 40 Warhawk Aces ( 90 Aces / 604 . ... 6
Victories ) MTO 12 - 15AF ( 50 Aces / 399 . ... 83 Victories ) P - 47 Thunderbolt
Aces ( 111 Aces / 905 . ... 35 Victories ) ETO 9AF ( 12 Aces / 68 Victories ) MTO
15AF ( 6 Aces / 40 Victories ) PTO 5AF ( 24 Aces / 177 Victories ) PTO 7AF (
8Aces / 45 ...

Author: William Wolf

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: WISC:89077930469

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 858

He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. This is their story.
Categories: History

American Fighter bombers in World War II

American Fighter bombers in World War II

USAAF Jabos in the MTO and ETO William Wolf ... The P - 47 was sturdily built
and decided to try another approach . ... All top - ten P - 47 ETO aces survived the
war , bombs missed the German airdrome at St . Omer - Longunesse . even
though six were shot down : The size and toughness of the ... ( USAF ) Left : In the
fall of 1943 , the VII FC was evaluating the role of the Thunderbolt as a fighter -
bomber .

Author: William Wolf

Publisher: Schiffer Military History S

ISBN: WISC:89081240657

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 846

Lost in the air combat and air ace fanfare of World War II was the dangerous, unheralded and vital role played by USAAF fighter-bomber pilots over the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. Four times as many pilots were lost during strafing and ground attack sorties than were lost against the Luftwaffe in aerial combat. This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground attack and explores numerous aspects of the subject. The three priorities of the fighter-bomber - air superiority, interdiction and close air support along with combat reports and pilot narratives - are put into the context of the various ground operations. The fighter-bomber pilot risked his life every day against the thickest flak in the war to deprive the enemy of vital reinforcements and supplies, altering his strategy and movement.
Categories: History

Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1

Sopwith Camel Aces of World War 1

... ACES 1939-40 1855326981 ACE 019 P - 38 LIGHTNING ACES OF THE ETO /
MTO 1855326965 ACE 020 GERMAN ... WORLD WAR 2 1855327295 ACE 024
P - 47 THUNDERBOLT ACES OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE 1855327538 ACE ...

Author: Norman Franks

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841765341

Category: History

Page: 96

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Responsible for destroying 1294 enemy aircraft between June 1917 and November 1918, the Camel was the most successful fighting scout employed by either side in terms of the sheer number of victories that it scored. The Camel was renowned for its sensitivity and need for skill and experience, and casualties amongst pilots undergoing training on the type were very high. More than 5490 examples were constructed, and this book covers its combat use on the Western Front, in Palestine, on the Italian front, in the Home Defence role in the UK and in Russia.
Categories: History

Corsair Aces of World War 2

Corsair Aces of World War 2

RELATED TITLES FROM OSPREY PUBLISHING *** 233E7 AIRCEAFT OF THE
Wildcat Aces of World War 2 SBD DAUNTLESS ... COM AIR 10 SBD
DAUNTILESS UNITS OF WW2 1855326981 ACE 19 UGHTNING ACES OF ETO /
MTO 1855327813 COM AIR 11 B24 ... OF 8TH AIR FORCE 1855327295 ACE 24
P.47 THUNDERBOLT ACES OF 8TH AIR FORCE 1855329026 COM AIR 16 TBF
/ TBM ...

Author: Mark Styling

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1855325306

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 530

The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre.
Categories: History

Camouflage Markings United States Army Air Force

Camouflage   Markings  United States Army Air Force

15208 264 SU THE Republic P - 47 Thunderbolt leaves its mark on the pages of
military aviation history as the biggest ... Even though it was outclassed by the P -
51 Mustang in the pure fighter role , many of the USAAF ' s top aces obtained ...
Three - quarters of the Thunderbolts used by operational units of the USAAF saw
service in the European and Mediterranean Theatres of Operations ( ETO & MTO
) ...

Author: Roger Anthony Freeman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066435770

Category: Airplanes

Page: 240

View: 430

Categories: Airplanes

Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

Thunderbolt : a documentary history of the Republic P - 47 / cby , Roger Freeman
- London : Macdonald and Jane ' s , 1978 . 152 p . 181 p ... ETO and MTO . 1942 -
45 / by Jerry Scutts ; colour plates by Michael Roffe and Gerry Embleton . -
London : Osprey Publishing , 1977 . 48 p . : ill . ... Lincoln ' s AssesMusclano ,
Walter A Corsair aces : the beat - wing bird over the / Walter A . Mugciano . – New
York ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211445668

Category: Subject catalogs

Page:

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Categories: Subject catalogs

Der kleine Prinz

Der kleine Prinz

The little prince discovers the secrets of friendship while traveling throughout the universe.

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1136145221

Category:

Page: 68

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The little prince discovers the secrets of friendship while traveling throughout the universe.
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