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SPITFIRES AND YELLOW TAIL MUSTANGS


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The US Army Air Force 52nd Fighter Group in World War II. The unit enjoyed an outstanding record but its story has never been told. Activated in 1941, it moved to England in July 1942 for an assignment with the Eighth Air Force. It flew combat missions in Spitfires to France during the summer of 1942, before being reassigned to the invasion force attacking North Africa in November 1942. It was then assigned to the Twelfth Air Force and was again equipped with Spitfires. As part of the Twelfth Air Force it flew combat missions in the Tunisian campaign, and during the invasion of Sicily. In mid-1944 the 52nd was reassigned to the Fifteenth Air Force and converted to P-51 Mustangs. During the remainder of the war it flew bomber escort and strafing missions to targets in Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia. For its outstanding service the Group was twice awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation.
  • AUTHOR: Ivie/Ludwig
  • FORMAT: 176pp 300 Bw/col 297x210 Hb
  • Code: 27171

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