P-38 Lightning Aces of the Eto/Mto (Aircraft of the Aces (Osprey) #19) (Paperback)

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By John Stanaway, Tom Tullis (Illustrator)
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The P-38 made its combat debut in Europe in mid-1942, the first American fighters being flown to the UK before heading further east to Twelfth Air Force units in North Africa. Its service in this theatre, and later over the heartland of Germany itself, earned the P-38 the nickname 'der gabelschwanzer Teufel' (the 'fork-tailed' devil). This volume traces the careers of many previously unknown aces within the USAAF in Europe, and helps redress the balance which has in the past seen all the 'glory' for the fighter victories in this theatre shared between the pilots of the P-47 and P-51. Some 17 pilots scored 7 or more kills on the P-38 in the ETO/MTO.

About the Author

John Stanaway has written two best-selling volumes in the Aces series both covering the exploits of the greatest Pacific fighter of them all, the P-38 Lightning. He is also an official historian of the National P-38 Pilots' Association.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855326989
ISBN-10: 1855326981
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: June 5th, 1998
Pages: 100
Language: English
Series: Aircraft of the Aces (Osprey)