Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force (Paperback)

By Jerry Scutts, Chris Davey (Illustrator)
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Description


Unquestionably the best American fighter of World War 2, the North American P-51 Mustang served in large numbers with the USAAF's Eighth Air Force from late 1943 until VE Day, and was the mount of most aces in-theatre. Charged with the responsibility of escorting huge formations of B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers on daylight raids deep into Germany, the P-51 pilots of the various fighter groups within the 'Mighty Eighth' went head to head with the cream of the Luftwaffe's fighter squadrons for control of the skies over the Third Reich.

About the Author


Jerry Scutts has spent many years in journalism including a stint with the UK Civil Aviation Authority. As a full-time author since the 1980s he has written nearly sixty books dealing with aviation in WW2, Korea and Vietnam. Jerry has also written on his secondary interest, naval history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855324473
ISBN-10: 1855324474
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: October 17th, 1994
Pages: 100
Language: English