The 352nd Fighter Group

The 352nd Fighter Group

by Tom Ivie, Tom Tullis
     
 

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Nicknamed the 'Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney' due to the garish all-blue noses of their P-51s, the 352nd FG was one of the most successful fighter groups in the Eighth Air Force. Credited with destroying almost 800 enemy aircraft between 1943 and 1945, the 352nd finished fourth in the ranking of all groups within VIII Fighter Command. Initially equipped with P-47s,

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Nicknamed the 'Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney' due to the garish all-blue noses of their P-51s, the 352nd FG was one of the most successful fighter groups in the Eighth Air Force. Credited with destroying almost 800 enemy aircraft between 1943 and 1945, the 352nd finished fourth in the ranking of all groups within VIII Fighter Command. Initially equipped with P-47s, the group transitioned to P-51s in the spring of 1944, and it was with the Mustang that its pilots enjoyed their greatest success. Numerous first-hand accounts, 55 newly commissioned artworks and 140+ photos complete this concise history of the 'Bluenosers'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763828
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Aviation Elite Units Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Tom Ivie is the official historian for the 352nd Fighter Group Association, He has written a number of volumes on this group over the past three decades. This is his first title for Osprey.

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