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Aircraft of the Aces #108: P-38 Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Group

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When the 82nd Fighter Group was organised in March 1942, most of its initial pilot cadre was comprised of newly graduated staff sergeant pilots of Class 42-C - enlisted men! They learned to fly the P-38 at Muroc, in California's Mojave Desert, and then moved to the Los Angeles area to continue their training and to serve as part of its air defence. In September 1942 the group was transported to the East Coast, from where it shipped out to Ireland on the Queen Mary. By this time all its remaining sergeant pilots had been commissioned. As of VE-Day the 82nd Fighter Group's score of confirmed aerial victories stood at 548 aircraft shot down, plus a huge amount of enemy materiel - including aircraft - destroyed on the ground and the sea. It had been awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The cost of this success was high, however, for around 250 of the group's pilots had either been killed in action or captured.

About the Author

Steve Blake, a retired US civil servant and a freelance writer and editor, has been researching and writing about World War 2 fighter operations for more than 30 years. This is his third book on the Lightning, and he has had dozens of articles published in various periodicals. For the past ten years he has also been editor of Lightning Strikes, the official publication of the P-38 National Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849087438
Author:
Blake, Steve
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Davey, Chris
Author:
S
Author:
teve Blake
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
108
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 MONO; 40 COL
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.26 x 0.3 in 0.68 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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