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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78th Fighter Group – Wikipedia

The group was reassigned to Duxford airfield in April and reequipped with Republic P Thunderbolts. This volume charts the group’s highs and lows during its two years in action from Duxford, focusing on the exploits of the 51 pilots who achieved ace status with the 78th during World War 2.

The group was reactivated due to the Air Force’s policy of retaining only low-numbered groups on active duty after the war. Meteor I vs V1 Flying Bomb.

Views Acez Edit View history. Once turned loose in to attack German airfields, the 78th was also credited with the destruction of aircraft by strafing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Luck of the Devil. Keith Budzynski rated it it was amazing Jun ov, On 18 Octoberthe 78th Fighter Wing was once again activated and the group transferred its maintenance and support functions to the wing.


Want to Read saving…. By VE Day, the ‘Eagles of Duxford’ had downed aircraft and destroyed a further machines on the ground during strafing attacks on German airfields. Michael Bull marked it as to-read Feb 18, F Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing. Magnus marked it as to-read Jan 28, Dan added it Aug 14, You can read this item using acs of the following Kobo apps and devices: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

There were not fighyer 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.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Osprey Aircraft of the Aces Middle East Airpower in the 21st Century. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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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Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas Cleaver

Flying from Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, the group’s pilots shot down enemy aircraft in air combat, with a further claimed as probables or damaged. This led to excess hours being put on the remaining aircraft, reducing their designed operational life.

Please review your cart. The book also has lots of interesting photos and color illustrations of several of the planes flown by some of the 78th Fighter Group’s most outstanding pilots. P Lightning Aces of the 82nd Fighter Group.

78th Fighter Group

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