By Steve Luce
;86th Fighter crew in WWII КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Eagle EditionsАвтор: Steve W. LuceЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 144ISBN: 0-9721060-8-1Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 61,9 mbHere is the full tale of the learning and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber staff, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the lads in addition to the machines they flew are conscientiously offered in a accomplished, absolutely photographically documented structure. integrated are quite a few, never-before-told own bills of strive against and lifestyles within the 86th, woven in with the historic textual content researched and written by means of Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of pick out colourful airplane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated via Terry Higgins. education used to be in Meridian, Mississippi in 1942 with A-36s. They have been first deployed in 1943 to North Africa and later to Italy and Corsica flying the P-47 within the MTO. Early 1945 came upon the energetic and powerful 86th in France and Germany until eventually war’s finish. The unit’s entire recognized victory checklist is released herein. discover their whole tale via this photo-rich old presentation of 1 of WWII’s profitable Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero
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John Cannon of the 12th AF was reluctantly persuaded to part with the two sister groups which were then part of xxn Tactical Air Command. They joined with the 1st French Air Corps and the Western French Air Force of the Free French Air Force to create the First Tactical Air Force on 20 February. The 86th was slated to fly out of St. 11ce party arrived on 15 February, they fow1d the field already occupied by the 27th FG. Thus the 86th found itself flying from Tantonville Field near Nancy, France, 60 miles up the road from St.
A week earlier George Lee had flown his 250th, a theater record for an Allied pilot. 9 April was the Group's most successful day ,1gainst enemy aircraft (air-to-air). They destroyed three low 190s and two Me 109s and damaged three Fw 190s and one Me 262. Flying over France and especiaJly Germany, thcy experienced far more aerial encounters than when f1ving in Italy. Their tally of aircraft destroyed or damaged while on the ground was in the hundreds. Later missions were flown in support of Allied troops involved in major set-piece battles with the Wehrmacht though, on 11 April, they flew top cover for over 100 Halifaxes attacking Bayreuth.
There are, illstead, eight red and sevell white 011 the verticals with sevell alld sevell painted on the horizolltal sllrfaces. They are, however, paillted very precisely, probably masked instead of stenciled. Bill Colgall of the 525thlost half of his riglit wing 011 a strike lip to the Brellller Pass Ollt of Pisa. He bellied the plane ill at Pisa and came close to bllyillg the farm at the literal very elld whell a B-25 started to taxi Ollt at the elld of the rlInway toward which Colgan's plane was slidillg.
86th Fighter Group in WWII by Steve Luce