Aces of the 78th Fighter Group has 3 ratings and 1 review. KOMET said: On the whole, this is a well-written book about one of the United States Army Air. Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, , $ This is more than just another entry. Dubbed the ‘Eagles of Duxford’, the 78th Fighter Group (FG) was unique in being the only fighter unit in the ‘Mighty Eighth’ to fly the P Lightning, P

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. At that time the 78th Fighter Wing was established under Hobson Planand the 78th Fighter Group became the operational component of the wing, controlling its flying resources.

For additional history, see 78th Air Base Wing. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The manpower shortage was worse, with only seven of the forty combat-rated pilots being available, the remainder being assigned Europe or combat duty in Korea.

The group was manned with a small cadre of personnel, [1] being equipped with a few PD Mustangs. How to write a 78yh review. The Biggin Hill Wing Arriving in England in Novemberthe group lost most of its personnel and th of its aircraft as attrition replacements to units in the North African theatre in February Dan added it Aug 14, Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Bong Richards-Gebaur Robins K. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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This led to excess hours being put on the remaining aircraft, reducing their designed operational life. The in-service rate of the FB was appallingly low, and crashes were all too frequently.

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The group lost many personnel which were reassigned to Far East Air Force units engaging in combat with deployed units. Lists with This Book.

Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas Cleaver

You’ve successfully reported this review. Once turned loose in to attack German airfields, the 78th was also credited with the destruction of aircraft by strafing. Air Force Historical Research Agency. Australian Military Operations in Vietnam. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 1 – 10 of books. On 1 Marchthe 78th Fighter Group received the first of the new production F Thunderjets[6] with these aircraft going to the 82d, 83d and 84th Fighter Squadrons.

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This source also claims the group had the first triple ace, but does not identify the pilot. Scot Bradley rated it really liked it Jun 01, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was inactivated on 1 February