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By Steve Luce

ISBN-10: 0972106081

ISBN-13: 9780972106085

;86th Fighter workforce 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 total tale of the learning and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber team, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the boys in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously provided in a finished, totally photographically documented structure. incorporated are quite a few, never-before-told own debts of strive against and lifestyles within the 86th, woven in with the historic textual content researched and written by way of Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of decide upon colourful plane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated through 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 chanced on the energetic and potent 86th in France and Germany till war’s finish. The unit’s whole identified victory checklist is released herein. discover their complete tale via this photo-rich old presentation of 1 of WWII’s profitable Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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I made a nO-flaps landing after I realized tllnt the problem would have been an aerodynamic set-up for a low-altitude snap roll. Our earlier training in fighters regarding maintaining positive control at all times probably saved my life. Fighters are nluch different frolll larger aircraft and a pilot's need to understand and can trol the plane at all times is critical, n/ore so in landings. Even a momentary loss of control could prove to be fatal. In fact, in figllters, tile snap-roll at any altitude was usually forbidden.

No history of the 86th FG would be complete without a mention of Maj. O. of the 526th. He had begun his combat flying with the RCAF in 1940 and had come to the Group from a Spitfire outfit. As newly appointed skipper of the 526th, on 7, 14 and 24 October he led four-man armed recce missions to the Po Valley. The weather on each of those days had been so bad as to officially cancel all flying. Benedict asked for volunteers. They flew into and out of the target area on instruments as visibility was nil.

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