USAAF Fighter Stories: Dramatic accounts of US fighter pilots in training and combat over Europe in the Second World War

USAAF Fighter Stories: Dramatic accounts of US fighter pilots in training and combat over Europe in the Second World War

by Ian McLachlan

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USAAF Fighter Stories: Dramatic accounts of US fighter pilots in training and combat over Europe in the Second World War by Ian McLachlan

Ian McLachlan presents a compelling collection of true-life accounts by USAAF fighter pilots flying from England during the Second World War. Some are the result of detailed post-war research by the author into aircraft crash sites; others are the memories of those who were lucky enough to survive the war; some are stories gleaned from the letters written home to loved ones by pilots who were destined not to survive the war. Each story is supported by a unique selection of personal and combat photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857332271
Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ian McLachlan is an aviation archaeologist, historian and author of a number of books about the USAAF in the Second World War, including Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories, Night of the Intruders and Final Flights. He lives in Suffolk.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Acknowledgements 7

1 The iron-assed Eagle 9

2 An unlucky Lockheed 20

3 Wendell's wallet 26

4 One hundred to one 32

5 Lost Lightning 58

6 My father's son, at last 65

7 Other men's Mustangs 80

8 Why have we not heard from him? 87

9 Engineering Officer 115

10 Discovering Delbert 123

11 Lack of opportunity 137

12 Silver wings 149

13 It's up to you, God 153

14 Misfortune of war 159

15 A Mustang, blessed or blessed 162

16 Corey's stories 166

17 Tea Car girl 181

18 Wreckage recovered - courage recalled 186

Index 190

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