Download Aces of the 325th Fighter Group by Tom Ivie, Chris Davey PDF

By Tom Ivie, Chris Davey

The 325th FG used to be activated lower than basic Order quantity 50 on 30 July 1942 and manage education operations at Theodore F Greene box in windfall, Rhode Island. through mid-December 1942 the gang used to be thought of prepared for wrestle and the alert for in another country accountability arrived on 2 January 1943. The pilots and their P-40s departed at the provider USS Ranger on eight January and flew their plane off the vessel into Cazes airfield, close to Casablanca, on 19 January 1943. After the rest of the team of workers arrived in past due February, the gang ready for strive against, and eventually flew its first undertaking on 17 April 1943 as a part of the 12th Air strength. in the course of the subsequent 4 months it participated within the North African crusade, and operations opposed to enemy-held islands within the Mediterranean Sea. by means of the top of the Sicilian crusade on 17 August the 325th FG had scored 128 aerial victories, been the 1st P-40 unit to bring 1,000-lb bombs opposed to enemy ambitions and had escorted 1,100 bombers with out wasting a...

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Download Fiat CR.42 Aces of World War 2 by Håkan Gustavsson PDF

By Håkan Gustavsson

The Fiat CR.42, a logical improvement of the Fiat CR.32, was once the final single-seat fighter biplane to be produced. It entered provider with the Italian Regia Aeronautica in may possibly 1939 earlier than being exported to Belgium, Hungary and Sweden. Its strive against debut got here while the Belgian air strength threw its fleet into motion in the course of the German invasion of the Low international locations on tenth may well 1940.

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Download Vought F4U Corsair by Barrett Tillman PDF

By Barrett Tillman

The WarbirdTech sequence is the 1st new, leading edge examine army airplane to reach on the market within the final fifteen years. person volumes during this sequence supply a first-ever «laymans technical» research and assessment of the worlds most enjoyable strive against plane. integrated are images, drawings and excerpts from formerly «secret» and «restricted» technical manuals produced through the govt. and the airplane brands. incorporated are classic images of plane in the course of prototype and production phases, exploded perspectives, cutaways and phantom drawings shape tech manuals, disassembled plane, infrequent versions and experimental versions and so forth. targeted emphasis is put on the original and ground-breaking layout and function elements of every plane.

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Download Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th by Phil Nordyke PDF

By Phil Nordyke

Hailing from the large towns and small cities of America, those younger males got here jointly to serve their kingdom and the higher strong. They have been the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne department (the All Americans). Phil Nordyke, their reliable historian, attracts on interviews with surviving veterans and oral background recordings in addition to reliable records and unpublished written bills from greater than 300 veterans of the 505th PIR and their assisting devices. this is often historical past because it was once lived by means of the boys of the 505th, from their prewar coming of age within the regiment, throughout the finish of worldwide conflict II, after they marched within the Victory Parade up 5th street in big apple, to the postwar legacy of getting been a part of an elite parachute regiment with a checklist unsurpassed within the annals of combat.

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