In this book by Steve Blake, we get a good look at the 82nd from inception until the end of the war. Its early days of training in the US as well as its exploits in North Africa, Sicily and Italy are covered in some detail. We get to meet the pilots of the unit, read of some of their more interesting exploits and see period photos of these men and their aircraft. Typical of the series, the research is very well done, something we have come to expect from Osprey titles.
Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (September 2012)
Chris Davey's color profiles and nose scrap views of 82nd FG P-38s -- including Snooks IV, Sloan's famous mount -- should certainly inspire modeling projects. Archival photos further enhance the first-hand accounts -- and give glimpses into the lives of these brave men. Highly recommended reading.
Rachel Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (November 2012)
[The book] pairs detailed histories of the elite fighter pilots with discussions of their aircraft and first-hand accounts by the combat veterans themselves, adding specially comissioned original color artwork, new scale plans, and fine, archival photos. The result is a top pick, highly recommended for any military aircraft collection.
The Midwest Book Review (November 2012)
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