William N Hess,Chris Davey's 49th Fighter Group: Aces of the Pacific (Aviation Elite PDF

By William N Hess,Chris Davey

The forty ninth FG used to be despatched to Australia in early 1942 to assist stem the tide of jap conquest in Java. Too past due to save lots of the island, the crowd went into motion within the defence of Darwin, Australia, the place the Forty-Niners' handful of P-40E Warhawks have been thrown into wrestle along survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and Java. This booklet assesses the exceptional functionality of the forty ninth FG, pitted opposed to better jap forces. by means of VJ-Day the crowd had scored 668 aerial victories and received 3 exceptional Unit Citations and ten crusade stars for its awesome efforts.

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