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  • 4th Fighter Group - Debden Eaglesby Chris Bucholtz; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their experience as volunteers in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons, the 4th Fighter Group was established in England in October 1942. Initially flying Spitfires, the Debden Eagles went on to fly the P-47 and P-51, becoming, in July 1943, the first Eighth Air Force fighter group to penetrate German air... more...

  • Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Groupby Chris Bucholtz; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    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... more...

  • 354th Fighter Groupby William N Hess; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    I think the success of the 354th as the leading group in the European theatre for aerial victories is due to several things. First was the initial training of the squadrons before deployment to England. Colonel Ken Martin nurtured the group from its infancy, and all the excellence that later showed through could be placed at his doorstep. Despite... more...

  • 475th Fighter Groupby John Stanaway; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Formed with the best available fighter pilots in the Southwest Pacific, the 475th Fighter Group was the pet project of Fifth Air Force chief, General George C Kenney. From the time the group entered combat in August 1943 until the end of the war it was the fastest scoring group in the Pacific and remained one of the crack fighter units in the entire... more...

  • 479th Fighter Groupby John Stanaway; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    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.... more...

  • 49th Fighter Groupby William N Hess; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    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 defence 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... more...

  • Aces of the 325th Fighter Groupby Tom Ivie; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The 325th FG was activated under General Order number 50 on 30 July 1942 and set up training operations at Theodore F Greene Field in Providence, Rhode Island. By mid-December 1942 the group was considered ready for combat and the alert for overseas duty arrived on 2 January 1943. The pilots and their P-40s departed on the carrier USS Ranger on 8... more...

  • Aces of the 78th Fighter Groupby Thomas McKelvey Cleaver; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter Group (FG) was unique in being the only fighter unit in the 'Mighty Eighth' to fly the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang operationally. Arriving in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) in November 1942, and eventually committed to combat five months later, the 78th, along with the... more...

  • Aces of the Republic of China Air Forceby Raymond Cheung; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    The ace pilots of the Republic of China Air Force have long been shrouded in mystery and obscurity, as their retreat to Taiwan in 1949 and blanket martial law made records of the RoCAF all but impossible to access. Now, for the first time, the colourful story of these aces can finally be told. Using the latest research based on released archival... more...

  • American Nightfighter Aces of World War 2by Warren Thompson; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Americans lagged behind their European contemporaries in military aviation in the late 1930s, and it took the Battle of Britain to awaken America to the necessity of having aircraft that could defend targets against night-time attack by bomber aircraft. This book examines the numerous aircraft types that were used by the US in this role, beginning... more...