Download e-book for iPad: 479th Fighter Group: ‘Riddle’s Raiders’ (Aviation Elite by John Stanaway,Chris Davey

By John Stanaway,Chris Davey

ISBN-10: 1846034205

ISBN-13: 9781846034206

shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a powerful background opposed to the Luftwaffe throughout the ultimate 12 months of the battle. initially flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce delight of fingers. They earned a Presidential distinctive Unit quotation within the overdue summer season of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAF's first German jet kill in July 1944. ultimately transitioning to the P-51D in September 1944, the 479th excelled with the Mustang. The 479th FG was once credited with scoring the final aerial victory claimed by way of the 8th Air Force's VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. via VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the staff had earned "ace” status.

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