Download e-book for kindle: 57th Fighter Group: First in the Blue (Aviation Elite Units) by Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier

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 international battle II, the 57th Fighter staff used to be the 1st USAAF fighter unit to enter motion in North Africa. It went directly to determine a few different 'firsts' in the course of its illustrious strive against historical past during this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered strive against in August 1942 and fought through the ultimate Allied increase from El Alamein throughout the Axis hand over in Tunisia, the seize 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 till the tip of the warfare in Europe. The 57th Fighter crew produced a few aces throughout the conflict, and used to be additionally well-known for its pioneering achievements within the fighter-bomber role.

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