‘Twelve to One’ V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacific

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‘Twelve to One’ V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacific

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This volume details the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. The highest scoring US pilots of World War 2 fought against the Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy over the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. Flying P-38s and P-47s, men such as Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire won the Medal of Honor for their successes in combat in 1943-45. 'Twelve to One' is a rare document that details the 'tricks of the trade' employed by these men. This volume also includes biographies of the men whose tips for aerial combat make up the text, and the V Fighter Command Manual.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction/Period Prefaces/8th Fighter Group/35th Fighter Group/49th Fighter Group/58th Fighter Group/348th Fighter Group/475th Fighter Group/Appendices

Product details

Published 27 Apr 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781841767840
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 156 b/w; 56 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 61
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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