By John Stanaway,Chris Davey

ISBN-10: 1846034205

ISBN-13: 9781846034206

shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a powerful background opposed to the Luftwaffe through the ultimate yr of the warfare. initially flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce delight of palms. They earned a Presidential unique Unit quotation within the overdue summer time of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAF's first German jet kill in July 1944. ultimately transitioning to the P-51D in September 1944, the 479th excelled with the Mustang. The 479th FG used to be credited with scoring the final aerial victory claimed by way of the 8th Air Force's VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. by means of VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the team had earned "ace” status.

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