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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 96: Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group
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Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 96: Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group
Each book focuses on the fighter pilots who became aces flying a particular aircraft in a particular war or theatre of war, with first hand accounts from the aces themselves. Aircraft profiles, unit listings and scale plans support the text. Books in Osprey"s Aircraft of the Aces series cover the full spectrum of manned military flight. From the earliest aces of World War I, through every theatre of World War II and right up to the war in Korea, they provide full biographies of history"s greatest fighter pilots. Featuring at least 40 specially commissioned aircraft profile drawings per book, and illustrated with contemporary black and white pictures throughout, books in the Aircraft of the Aces series make a valuable reference resource for military model makers, remote control model makers and aviation history enthusiasts.

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The 357th Fighter Group produced 42 aces, more than any other group within the USAAF. It was also the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be equipped with the P-51. Thanks to this fighter and the talented pilots assigned to the group (men such as Bud Anderson, Kit Carson, John England and Chuck Yeager) the 357th achieved a faster rate of aerial victories than any other Eighth Air Force group during the final year of the war. It also claimed the highest number of aerial kills – 56 – in a single mission. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations (the unit equivalent of the Medal of Honor). Written by Chris Bucholtz, this book is crammed full of first-hand accounts, superb photography and some of the most colorful profiles to be found in World War II aviation.

Author: Chris Bucholtz
Illustrator: Chris Davey
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Pages: 96
Text: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2010
Dimensions: 24.5 x 15 cm
Binding: Softback
Weight: 0.31 kg
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