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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Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas Cleaver

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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. This source also claims the group had the first triple ace, but does not identify the pilot.

You submitted the following rating and review. It initially trained for combat with Ps and served as part of the west coast air defense organization. Defiant, Blenheim and Havoc Aces. Bong Richards-Gebaur Robins K.


The group was reassigned to Duxford airfield in April and reequipped with Republic P Thunderbolts. September 20, Imprint: 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.

Dan added it Aug 14, ifghter The group lost four jets in accidents by the end of the year. Published September 17th by Osprey Publishing first published January 1st Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

78th Fighter Group

The Battle of Long Tan. Photos will be gathered from surviving group members where possible, with emphasis on never-before-published imagery, in addition to other photos from historical collections. World War 2 In Review No.

Open Preview See acrs Problem? Retrieved May 10, North American Mustang P Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force. There were not enough trained pilots and radar operators, and there were not enough maintenance personnel who knew the intricacies of the complex and troublesome Hughes E-1 fire control system. Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy. Australian Military Operations in Vietnam.


Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The group flew numerous interceptors for West Coast air defense until its inactivation on 1 February when group components were assigned directly to the 78th Fighter Wing as the 78th converted to the dual deputy organization. Bombardment 12th Bombardment 30th Bombardment 41st Bombardment 42d Bombardment 47th Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment d Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment st Bombardment rd Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment st Bombardment d Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment th Bombardment rd Bombardment th Bombardment st Bombardment d Bombardment.

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