Aviation Elite Units

Aviation Elite Units books provide a full combat history of a fighter or bomber unit that earned particular distinction in action, providing an authentic insight into the world’s greatest units, celebrating the men and machines that won each unit its ‘elite’ status. In a text supported by eyewitness accounts, the unsung heroes of each unit are identified and their stories told – alongside the tales of their more glamorous ‘ace’ counterparts.

Featuring at least 30 specially commissioned aircraft profile drawings and illustrated throughout with contemporary black and white photographs, Aviation Elite Units series are a valuable reference resource for military model makers, remote control model makers, and aviation history enthusiasts.

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  1. 56th Fighter Group

    AEU 2 Multiple formats
    One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Army Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air...

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  2. Jagdgeschwader 2

    AEU 1 Multiple formats
    Tracing its roots to Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen's 'Flying Circus' of WWI, the Jagdgeschwader 'Richthofen' is arguably the most famous fighter unit of all time. Designated JG 1 during the Great War,...

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  3. No 91 'Nigeria' Sqn

    AEU 3 Paperback
    From its humble beginnings as a reconnaissance flight, using second-hand aircraft at the very end of the Battle of Britain, No 91 'Nigeria' Squadron went on to become one of the most famous units in RAF...
  4. Lentolaivue 24

    AEU 4 Multiple formats
    Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack...

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  5. B-29 Hunters of the JAAF

    AEU 5 Multiple formats
    'B-29!' No other term struck such terror in the hearts of the Japanese public during World War 2 than this single, most-hated name. It was then only natural that the pilots who attempted to shoot these...

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  6. Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grünherz'

    AEU 6 Multiple formats
    One of the most successful of the high-scoring Luftwaffe Jagdgeschwader during World War 2, JG 54 ‘Grünherz' (Green Hearts) was formed from three disparate fighter 'Gruppen' immediately prior to...

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  7. 354th Fighter Group

    AEU 7 Multiple formats
    ‘I think the success of the 354th as the leading group in the European theatre for aerial victories is due to several things. First was the initial training of the squadrons before deployment to England....

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  8. 352nd Fighter Group

    AEU 8 Multiple formats
    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...

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  9. 359th Fighter Group

    AEU 10 Multiple formats
    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...

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  10. No 43 ‘Fighting Cocks’ Squadron

    AEU 9 Paperback
    Known as the 'Fighting Cocks', No 43 Sqn has been a part of the RAF since 1916, and is still in service today. This volume deals exclusively with the unit's exploits during WW2, covering its service during...

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