P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO

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P-38 Lightning Aces of the ETO/MTO

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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.

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

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Published Jun 05 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855326989
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 19
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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