49th Fighter Group

Aces of the Pacific

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49th Fighter Group

Aces of the Pacific

Description

The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defence of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners' handful of P-40E Warhawks were thrown into combat alongside survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and Java. This book assesses the outstanding performance of the 49th FG, pitted against superior Japanese forces. By VJ-Day the group had scored 668 aerial victories and won three Distinguished Unit Citations and ten campaign stars for its outstanding efforts.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781472802040
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 119 b/w; 20 col
Series Aviation Elite Units
Short code AEU 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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