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One down, One Dead: The Personal Adventures of Two Fourth Fighter Group Combat Pilots As They Face the Luftwaffe over Germany
     

One down, One Dead: The Personal Adventures of Two Fourth Fighter Group Combat Pilots As They Face the Luftwaffe over Germany

by Frank Speer
 

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Two WWII fighter pilots, raised on different continents and trained in different countries, fight life or death combat with the Luftwaffe over Europe. They flew P-51 Mustangs in the 4th Fighter Group and contributed to the Group score of a record 1000-plus enemy planes destroyed, the highest total of any Allied Group. They became Aces within a day of each other; then

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Two WWII fighter pilots, raised on different continents and trained in different countries, fight life or death combat with the Luftwaffe over Europe. They flew P-51 Mustangs in the 4th Fighter Group and contributed to the Group score of a record 1000-plus enemy planes destroyed, the highest total of any Allied Group. They became Aces within a day of each other; then one was killed in combat on D-Day, while the other, having been shot down, trekked across northern Germany in a futile effort to evade capture.

He is finally captured and as a POW, is forced to participate in a "Death March." After several unsuccessful attempts, he and a fellow POW finally escape. Leading a handful of French forced-laborers they capture 25 German soldiers, turn them over to Patton's advancing Third Army and eventually return to the U.S. by hospital ship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401099060
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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