Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg's A Manifest Spirit: The 359th Fighter Group 1943-1945 PDF

By Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg

ISBN-10: 1546791639

ISBN-13: 9781546791638

the 3 fighter squadrons of the 359th Fighter team, established at Station F-133 northeast of London, flew 346 missions over continental Europe among thirteen December 1943 and 25 April 1945. Flying in large sunlight over enemy-held territory, their green-nosed Thunderbolts and Mustangs not just secure the bombers yet frequently embraced a good extra risky tactical position enticing ambitions at the flooring. within the lethal dance that ensued many a courageous younger pilot misplaced his existence within the skies over western Europe, yet our bombers bought via and the GIs landed at Normandy.

Relying now not on memories rendered obscure by way of the passage of time, or secondhand experiences which necessarily lose context, A happen Spirit as an alternative offers observations from the crowd historian, base chaplain, and the fighter pilots themselves, recorded as they happened throughout the clash. The complicated operation of a wartime fighter base, the deep delight of a winning undertaking, and the heartbreak of looking forward to pilots that by no means back, are offered with the readability that may merely come from contemporaneous reports.

A appear Spirit is a tribute to the officials that gave the 359th Fighter crew its association and course, the enlisted males who made it paintings, and notably the pilots, 121 of whom made the final word sacrifice within the pursuit of freedom.

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