P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO

P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO

by Carl Molesworth, Jim Laurier
     
 

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Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the 'green' American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learnt quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North Africa. The

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Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the 'green' American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learnt quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North Africa. The action then shifted to Sicily and Italy, and the P-40 remained in service until mid-1944. This book charts the careers of the 23 men who succeeded in making ace during that time, despite the advent of much better P-47 and P-51 fighters.

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From the Publisher

“This is yet another excellent offering from Osprey. Fans of the P-40 and MTO air operations need to add this work to their libraries. Recommended.” —Fred Boucher, Aeroscale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841762883
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,246,778
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Carl Molesworth has specialised in producing unit histories for the USAAF fighter groups of the CBI since the 1980s, interviewing surviving veterans from these little-publicised units.

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