By Steve Luce

;86th Fighter team 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 whole tale of the learning and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber workforce, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the lads in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously awarded in a complete, absolutely photographically documented layout. incorporated are a variety of, never-before-told own debts of strive against and lifestyles within the 86th, woven in with the ancient textual content researched and written by means of Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of opt for colourful airplane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated by way of Terry Higgins. education was once 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 came across the energetic and potent 86th in France and Germany till war’s finish. The unit’s entire recognized victory record is released herein. discover their complete tale via this photo-rich ancient presentation of 1 of WWII’s winning Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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On one of these missions they used fuel-tank incendiaries (napalm) to attack the town of Fishbach, 86 , which was completely burned out with massive casualties to the defenders. The 42nd Infantry Division sent a letter of commendation saying, "Seasoned veterans say air attack was best close support ever wiblessed. Grateful is a weak word for Division's feelings". On the 24th Lt. Fred Marley of the 527th led a strike against barge traffic on the Neckar River. On the same day, while watching a taxiing aircraft as he stood on another taxiway, Armament Specialist Hannon had his arm cut off just below the shoulder by the propeller of a P47 coming up behind him.

A number of long-til/le pilots witll the 86tllilad wiugs IlIIinted under the cockpit sill alollg witll their lIames and Ihe names of the airplane's crew. J15t11 Night Fighter Squadron sit across tile rullway. Eli Setencich, at right, wiNl fellow pilots of tile 526th all top of "Ginger". The 11I11nber of missioll sylllbois was IIsually tile lIumber accrued by tile pia lie, 1I0t lIecessarily the pilot. Tile Grollp ramps at Tantonville (Ilere tile 525th) were occasionally a sea of mud. A stark contrast with tile sea of dllst from which they flew the A-36 at Korba, Tllnisia.

The IIlIpainted cowl flaps might indicate an aircraft acqllired from an olltfit transiting to another airframe. The hangar in the backgrollnd places this at Pisa. Stinson L-5s were IIsed by the 86th in their fa/ward air control (FAC) mission. The Grollp's FAC call sigll was "Rover Joe". Mailltenance section of the 527th with aile of their charges. Those withollt whom nothillg got dOlle. Bombed and ready at Pisa in late 1944, this 527th Bolt carries two SOD-lb. bombs, and the early-sttJle teardrop tank on the centerline.

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