352nd Fighter Group cover
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Nicknamed the 'Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney' due to the garish all-blue noses of their P-51s, the 352nd FG was one of the most successful fighter groups in the Eighth Air Force. Credited with destroying almost 800 enemy aircraft between 1943 and 1945, the 352nd finished fourth in the ranking of all groups within VIII Fighter Command. Initially equipped with P-47s, the group transitioned to P-51s in the spring of 1944, and it was with the Mustang that its pilots enjoyed their greatest success. Numerous first-hand accounts, 55 newly commissioned artworks and 140+ photos complete this concise history of the 'Bluenosers'.

Product details

Published Apr 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781841763828
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 140 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aviation Elite Units
Short code AEU 8
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Tom Ivie

Illustrator

Tom Tullis

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