‘Down to Earth' Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force

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‘Down to Earth' Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force

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'Like The Long Reach, Down to Earth is a message from the battle at its height, told in their own words by the men who fight' - this is how Brig-Gen Francis Griswold, VIII Fighter Command, ends his introduction to this book. His official endorsement reveals just how important a document Down to Earth was to the teaching of tyro fighter pilots heading for action in the ETO. More leading aces were lost to flak whilst ground strafing than to German fighters. In this book William Hess has included biographies of all the pilots that originally contributed to this work back in 1943-44.

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Published 20 Apr 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781841764375
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 120 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 51
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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