Wings of Courage: Tales from America's Elite Fighter Groups of World War II (General Aviation)

By: HOLMES, Tony - Editor

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"Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of operations we gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan. The book opens with the experience of 354th Fighter Group. Continuing the focus on the European Operations is the 332nd Fighter Group -- the only all-black unit of the airforce, revealing how they rose above discrimination to be feared by their enemies and revered by their colleagues. The action then switches to the Pacific, where the crack 475th Fighter Group included amongst its ranks the highest scoring American pilots. The book concludes with the story of the pilots based on Iwo Jima who risked their lives to fly hundreds of miles across the Pacific, with no hope of rescue, in order to attack the heavily defended Japanese mainland. Those who survived earned themselves membership of a unique society -- the 'Tokyo Club'". 336 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy both inside and outside. Not a remainder. Almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 659g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additional, or reduced postage may be required, particularly for Canadian and Overseas shipments, but not usually to the USA. Questions? Quotes? - please email.

Title: Wings of Courage: Tales from America's Elite Fighter Groups of World War II (General Aviation)

Author Name: HOLMES, Tony - Editor

Categories: World War II, Aviation - Military & Civil,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Publisher: U. K., Osprey Publishing: 2010

ISBN Number: 1849082197

ISBN Number 13: 9781849082198

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: About 'As New'

Jacket Condition: About 'As New'

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 2433