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FROM THE EUROPEAN THEATER TO PEARL HARBOR THE FULL STORY OF THE BEST AMERICAN FIGHTER PLANE OF WORLD WAR II, AND THE MEN WHO FLEW IT

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is known today as a fighter airplane, but in fact it was never intended to combat other fighters, nor was it created as a fighter. It was designed to intercept and destroy enemy bombers. Simply put, it was a flying anti-aircraft weapon-not a combat plane. But, from the first test flights at Lockheed in 1937, the plane that was to become the P-38 made it clear that it truly was a new generation of fighter. And it demanded a new kind of pilot-one who could handle the kind of firepower and speed that foreshadowed the modern jet fighter. Here is the story of pilot and plane in development and in combat, as they swept the skies of Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. A magnificent story of one of the finest weapons to be applied in World War II, told by Martin Caiden and the men who flew the "Fork-Tailed Devils.

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From the European Theater to Pearl Harbor comes the full story of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning--the best American fighter plane of World War II--and the men who flew it. Caidin is the bestselling coauthor of "Samurai!" and numerous classics of military history.

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One of America's greatest military aviation historians relates the astonishing--and true--story of the only American warplane to fight in every operational theater in World War II from Pearl Harbor to Alaska and North Africa to Northern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743413183
Introduction:
Ballantine, David
Author:
Ballantine, David
Author:
Caiden, Martin
Author:
Caidin, Martin
Publisher:
iBooks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Lightning
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Military History (Ibooks)
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
20010522
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.3125 in 13.936 oz

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Product details 448 pages ibooks - English 9780743413183 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the European Theater to Pearl Harbor comes the full story of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning--the best American fighter plane of World War II--and the men who flew it. Caidin is the bestselling coauthor of "Samurai!" and numerous classics of military history.
"Synopsis" by , One of America's greatest military aviation historians relates the astonishing--and true--story of the only American warplane to fight in every operational theater in World War II from Pearl Harbor to Alaska and North Africa to Northern Europe.
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