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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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. F F F F The Battle of Long Tan. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat Lists with This Book. Flying into the Flames of Hell. United States Air Force. 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.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. There were not enough trained pilots and radar operators, and there were not enough maintenance personnel who knew the intricacies of the complex and troublesome Hughes E-1 fire control system. From Duxford, the 78th flew many missions to escort Boeing B Flying Fortress and Consolidated B Liberator bombers that attacked industries, submarine yards and docks, V-weapon sites, and other targets on the Continent.


The personnel losses were replaced with less-experienced federalized Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard personnel.

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By the end ofthe 82d FIS stood alert during daylight hours while the other two squadrons rotated night and foul weather duties. Throughout this period, the Fs remained problematic with wing integrity, the group having only 50 of its authorized 70 aircraft operational, as a third of its aircraft had been sent to Republic Aircraft or Air Materiel Command depots for repairs.

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The 78th Fighter Group received a Distinguished Unit Citation DUC for activities connected with the Operation Market-Garden combined ground and airborne attack through on the Netherlands in September when the group covered troop carrier and bombardment operations and carried out strafing and dive-bombing missions.


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Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. September 20, Imprint: It claimed air-to-air and air-to-ground aircraft destroyed. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Beaufighter Aces of World War 2. Please review your cart. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 1 – 10 of books. How to write a great review. The Fs, however, were rushed into service too rapidly.

78th Fighter Group

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