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56th fighter group

Author: Roger A Freeman
Publisher: London : Osprey Pub., 2000.
Series: Osprey aviation elite, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Army Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war's end. Led by the inspirational 'Hub' Zemke, this group was responsible for devising many of the bomber escort tactics employed by VIII Fighter Command between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)44153956
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger A Freeman
ISBN: 9781782004370 1782004378
OCLC Number: 869305916
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Series Title: Osprey aviation elite, 2.
Responsibility: Roger A. Freeman.

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One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Army Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war's end. Led by the inspirational 'Hub' Zemke, this group was responsible for devising many of the bomber escort tactics employed by VIII Fighter Command between 1943 and 1945. By VE-Day the 56th FG had shot down 100 more enemy aircraft than any other group in the Eighth Air Force, its pilots being credited with 677 kills during 447 missions. The exploits of this elite fighter unit are detailed in this volume together with photographs, their aircraft profiles and insignia.

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