Sharks over China: The 23rd Fighter Group in World War II

Sharks over China: The 23rd Fighter Group in World War II

by Carl Molesworth
     
 

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Based on interviews with the group's survivors and containing numerous photographs, this is the first complete history of the unit that included Gen. Claire Chennault's famous "Flying Tigers".  See more details below

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Based on interviews with the group's survivors and containing numerous photographs, this is the first complete history of the unit that included Gen. Claire Chennault's famous "Flying Tigers".

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1942 the 23rd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Force replaced the American Volunteer Group (``Flying Tigers'') in China, inheriting their famed shark-mouthed P-40s as well as their difficult mission. Short of pilots, planes, fuel and ammunition, based at primitive airfields vulnerable to the Japanese, the 23rd developed special tactics to become the highest-scoring aerial unit in the China-Burma-India theater, achieving 594 aerial victories while destroying some 400 Japanese aircraft on the ground. Drawing on interviews, diaries, letters and unit histories, Molesworth (Wing to Wing) has stitched together a chronicle of a gutsy, resourceful outfit whose tasks included escorting bombers, bombing bridges, strafing troop trains and raiding enemy airfields. Absorbing reading for WWII aerial-combat buffs. Illustrations. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028810942
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/10/1995
Series:
World War II Commemorative Ser.
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.33(d)

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