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479th Fighter Group - Riddle's Raiders
Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical, Book - Reference - Military
Product Line: Aviation Elite Units - World War II - Allies & Independents
Author: John Stanaway
Publish Date: 2009
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147644716 OSPAEU032 AEU32 Softcover MINT/New

Formed in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed an impressive history against the Luftwaffe during the final year of the war. Originally flying P-38s, the 479th’s pilots had a fierce pride of arms. They earned a Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation in the late summer of 1944 and were also credited with the USAAF’s first German jet kill in July 1944. Eventually transitioning to the P-51D in September 1944, the 479th excelled with the Mustang. The 479th FG was credited with scoring the last aerial victory claimed by the Eighth Air Force’s VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. By VE-Day, 29 pilots flying in the group had earned “ace” status.

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