57th Fighter Group: First in the Blue (Aviation Elite Units) by Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier PDF

By Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier

ISBN-10: 1849083371

ISBN-13: 9781849083379

geared up in January 1941, simply because the usa was once build up army forces for its inevitable access into global conflict II, the 57th Fighter workforce used to be the 1st USAAF fighter unit to enter motion in North Africa. It went directly to determine a couple of different 'firsts' in the course of its illustrious wrestle historical past during this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered wrestle in August 1942 and fought in the course of the ultimate Allied develop from El Alamein during the Axis quit in Tunisia, the catch of Sicily and the invasion of Italy. changing to the P-47D Thunderbolt in overdue 1943, the 57th persisted pounding the chickening out Axis forces in Italy until eventually the tip of the warfare in Europe. The 57th Fighter workforce produced a couple of aces in the course of the warfare, and was once additionally famous for its pioneering achievements within the fighter-bomber role.

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