P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO

P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO

Aircraft of the Aces 19
  • Author: John Stanaway
  • Illustrator: Tom Tullis
  • Short code: ACE 19
  • Publication Date: 5 Jun 1998
  • ISBN: 9781855326989
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
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About this Product

The P-38 made its combat debut in Europe in mid-1942, the first American fighters being flown to the UK before heading further east to Twelfth Air Force units in North Africa. Its service in this theatre, and later over the heartland of Germany itself, earned the P-38 the nickname 'der gabelschwanzer Teufel' (the 'fork-tailed' devil). This volume traces the careers of many previously unknown aces within the USAAF in Europe, and helps redress the balance which has in the past seen all the 'glory' for the fighter victories in this theatre shared between the pilots of the P-47 and P-51. Some 17 pilots scored 7 or more kills on the P-38 in the ETO/MTO. Aircraft of the Aces 1, 19 and 24 are also available in a single volume as 'Aces of the Mighty Eighth'.

Biographical Note

John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes in the Aces series both covering the exploits of the greatest Pacific fighter of them all, the P-38 Lightning. He is also an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association. Tom has illustrated a number of books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. He was the first artist to produce material for Osprey Aviation electronically. Tom's most recent work can be found in Aces 26 and Combat Aircraft 16 and 20

Contents

Introduction
Pioneer P-38 Aces
Desert War
Mediterranean War
Eighth and Ninth Air Force Aces
Ground Claims
Appendices

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