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Beaufighters in the Night: The 417th Night Fighter Squardon USAAF
The 417th Night Fighter Squadron USAAF was only the fourth such unit to be formed. In the early days of WWII, the US sent observers to England to study how the latest form of air warfare would take shape and it very soon became apparent to them that a night fighting capability was of increasing importance. When they joined the battle against the Reich they found themselves ...more
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Pen & Sword Books
(first published March 2007)
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I had the good fortune to meet Lt.Col Eisel during a book signing event in Omaha. We had a wonderful conversation about the book. For those looking for a technical book on Beaufighters, this is not it. It is a book the chronicles the lives and operations of the USAAF Beaufighters in WWII. There are many combat reports, pictures, and passages that illustrate how the men lived and fought - and the lengths they went to to be an effective fighting force with hand-me-down airplanes.