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VIII Fighter Command at War : Long Reach'

Author: Michael O'Leary
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2012.
Series: Osprey aircraft of the aces, 31
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume focuses on the little known official Army Air Force report commissioned by the Eighth Air Force's VIII Fighter Command (FC) in May 1944. The detailed document chronicled the experiences of 24 pilots who had seen extensive service in the frontline escorting B-17s and B-24s on daylight raids deep into Germany. Briefed to provide a candid report on combat flying that could be used as a teaching 'manual' for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Leary, Michael.
VIII Fighter Command at War : Long Reach'.
Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Leary
ISBN: 9781782008569 178200856X
OCLC Number: 881163441
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Author's Introduction; Period Preface by Major General W E Kepner; Chapter One: P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots; Chapter Two: P-38 Lightning Pilots; Chapter Three: P-51 Mustang Pilots; Appendices; Colour Plates Commentary; Related Titles; Imprint.
Series Title: Osprey aircraft of the aces, 31

Abstract:

This volume focuses on the little known official Army Air Force report commissioned by the Eighth Air Force's VIII Fighter Command (FC) in May 1944. The detailed document chronicled the experiences of 24 pilots who had seen extensive service in the frontline escorting B-17s and B-24s on daylight raids deep into Germany. Briefed to provide a candid report on combat flying that could be used as a teaching 'manual' for potential fighter pilots, the VIII FC veterans openly discuss their secrets to success, and survival in the deadly skies over occupied Europe. Exactly half of those pilots who c.

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