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Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group

Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group
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Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group
by Osprey
Author: Chris Bucholtze
Publish Year: 2010
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.33"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148291754
Mfg. part #: OSPACE096
Type: Softcover

Description

The 357th Fighter Group produced 42 aces, more than any other group within the USAAF. It was also the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be equipped with the P-51. Thanks to this fighter and the talented pilots assigned to the group (men such as Bud Anderson, Kit Carson, John England and Chuck Yeager) the 357th achieved a faster rate of aerial victories than any other Eighth Air Force group during the final year of the war. It also claimed the highest number of aerial kills – 56 – in a single mission. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations (the unit equivalent of the Medal of Honor). Written by Chris Bucholtz, this book is crammed full of first-hand accounts, superb photography and some of the most colorful profiles to be found in World War II aviation.