359th Fighter Group

359th Fighter Group

Aviation Elite Units 10
  • Author: Jack H Smith
  • Illustrator: Tom Tullis
  • Short code: AEU 10
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2002
  • Number of Pages: 128
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Nicknamed the 'Unicorns', the 359th FG was one of the last groups to arrive in the UK for service in the ETO with the Eighth Air Force. First seeing action on 13 December 1943, the group initially flew bomber escort sweeps in P-47s, before converting to the ubiquitous P-51 in March/April 1944. Throughout its time in the ETO, the 359th was credited with the destruction of 351 enemy aircraft destroyed between December 1943 and May 1945. The exploits of all 12 aces created by the group are detailed, along with the most significant missions flown. This book also discusses the various markings worn by the group's three squadrons, the 368th, 369th and 370th FSs

Biographical Note

Jack Smith is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. A life-long aviation enthusiast, he has written a number of titles on World War 2 aviation specific to the USAAF. He is also a master modeller, creating museum-quality replicas.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 Aircraft of the Aces 2: ‘Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces of the Pacific and CBI' and Combat Aircraft 16: ‘Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45'.

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