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Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs: The 52nd Fighter Group in World War II (Stackpole Military History)
Story of one of the best fighter units in the Mediterranean theater, which earned two Distinguished Unit Citations and produced 21 aces Vivid episodes of aerial combat during the key campaigns for Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and more Nicknamed "Yellow Tails" for the color markings on their aircraft The unit flew British Spitfires before switching to P-51 Mustangs Includes rare ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Stackpole Books
(first published October 23rd 2005)
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Since I knew very little about the 52nd Fighter Group of the USAAF in World War II, I decided to pick this book up in order to remedy that hole in my library. It's a very detailed work on the group, from its early origins in the U.S. to its combat service in Africa, Italy and over various countries in Europe. The narrative flows smoothly and is interspersed with personal accounts from a variety of personnel in the group, not just the fighter pilots who essentially are the main element of the ...more