86th Fighter Group in WWII by Steve Luce

By Steve Luce

;86th Fighter staff in WWII КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Eagle EditionsАвтор: Steve W. LuceЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 144ISBN: 0-9721060-8-1Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 61,9 mbHere is the total tale of the learning and operations of the 86th Fighter Bomber workforce, 3rd Air strength and later with the 12th Air strength. the lads in addition to the machines they flew are rigorously provided in a complete, totally photographically documented structure. integrated are a number of, never-before-told own debts of wrestle and existence within the 86th, woven in with the old textual content researched and written by way of Steve Luce, a son of 1 of the group’s pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of choose colourful airplane, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly illustrated by way of Terry Higgins. education was once in Meridian, Mississippi in 1942 with A-36s. They have been first deployed in 1943 to North Africa and later to Italy and Corsica flying the P-47 within the MTO. Early 1945 chanced on the energetic and potent 86th in France and Germany till war’s finish. The unit’s whole recognized victory record is released herein. discover their complete tale via this photo-rich historic presentation of 1 of WWII’s winning Fighter Bomber teams. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Losses in both pilots and aircraft lIleant a rapid til I'll over such that application of the 86th colors on the tails of their Thllnderbolts was neither science nor art, IInless of co II rse, it was done for one of the big cheeses. The necessity to keep thelll flying was greater than the lIecessitl) to lIIake them pretti). Glen "Okie" Moore, the YOllngest pilot in the Group, began his military flying career at 18. II/nber 33 of the 525th. Moore was awarded the Silver Star for action while with the 86tl1.

The weather on each of those days had been so bad as to officially cancel all flying. Benedict asked for volunteers. They flew into and out of the target area on instruments as visibility was nil. The Germans used 0/0 weather conditions to move suppl ies, equipment and men they would not ordinarily move except under cover of night or bad weather, knowing the Allied air forces would not be up. Benedict and crew surprised them. In three lnissions they destroyed 21 locomotives and destroyed or damaged their attached trains, three of which were loaded with ammunition.

Returning to the field well after dark, Ingley suffered an attack of vertigo and bailed out over the field. ) and he fell over 11,000 feet. The rescue teams sent out to find the body instead found Ingley stuck in the coastal swamp mud up to his shoulders, uninjured. He was sent to the infirmary for observation and after a couple weeks was sent back to his unit. While physically uninjured he was h'aumatized by the experience and never flew again. He stayed with the 86th and acted very capably as the Group's deputy intelligence officer.

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