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By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey

Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter crew (FG) was once distinct in being the one fighter unit within the 'Mighty 8th' to fly the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang operationally. Arriving within the eu Theatre of Operations (ETO) in November 1942, and finally devoted to wrestle 5 months later, the 78th, in addition to the 4th and 56th FGs, 'wrote the publication' on long-range fighter escort by way of VIII Fighter Command within the ETO. This quantity charts the group's highs and lows in the course of its years in motion from Duxford, concentrating on the exploits of the fifty one pilots who accomplished ace prestige with the 78th in the course of global warfare 2. those males incorporated Capt Charles London, the first actual 8th Air strength ace, and Maj Quince Brown, who was once the 78th's such a lot winning aerial ace ahead of being murdered by way of the SS after he was once shot down over Germany. via VE Day, the 'Eagles of Duxford' had downed 316 airplane and destroyed one other 320 machines at the flooring in the course of strafing assaults on German airfields.

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