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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Lightning from the Cockpit. The 78th Fighter-Interceptor Group was inactivated along with the wing on 6 February along with its parent wing as part of a major ADC [note 5] reorganization, which replaced fighter wings organized under the Hobson Plan with regional defense wings.

It initially trained for combat with Ps and served as part of the west coast air defense organization. Gorup Read Edit View history.

Aces of the 78th Fighter Group – Aircraft of the Aces – Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

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. Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF — Hawker Hurricane Mk I—V.

The Battle of Long Tan. The group was reassigned to Duxford airfield in April and reequipped with Republic P Thunderbolts. Through the Eyes of the Worlds Fighter Aces. Would you like us to take another look at this review?


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You submitted the following rating and review. The 78th flew its first sweep along the Dutch coast in April in company with the 4th FG. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By the end ofthe 82d FIS stood alert during daylight hours while the other two squadrons rotated night and foul weather duties. Thanks for telling us ot the problem.

Dan added it Aug 14, This source also claims the group had the first triple ace, but does not identify the pilot. P Warhawk vs Bf F Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Published September 17th by Osprey Publishing first published January 1st 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. Left with no flying personnel other than flight leaders, and no aircraft, the group was re-equipped with the P Thunderbolt and newly trained P pilots in March Daniel marked it as to-read Aug 22, Australian Military Operations in Vietnam.

Northrop N Convoy Fighter: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Fs became problematic with cracks appearing in wing spars or skin beginning in September.

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Left with no fl The 78th Fighter Group FG was originally established as the fourth of the P fighter groups that were expected to perform fighter escort in the newly formed Eighth Air Force. The Scorpions were assigned to the 83d and 84th FIS, while the 82d FIS retained the best of the groups remaining Fs, while the remainder were either shipped as replacement aircraft to South Korea or sent to Republic for refurbishing.

Arriving in England in Novemberthe group lost most of its personnel fighfer all of its aircraft as attrition replacements to units in the North African theatre in February