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49th Fighter Group - Aces of the Pacific

49th Fighter Group - Aces of the Pacific
by Osprey
Author: William Hess
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.33"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: OSPAEU014
Type: Softcover
Series: AEU14


The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defense of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners’ handful of P-40E Warhawks were thrown into combat alongside survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and Java. This book assesses the outstanding performance of the 49th FG, pitted against superior Japanese forces. By VJ-Day the group had scored 668 aerial victories and won three Distinguished Unit Citations and ten campaign stars for its outstanding efforts.