Aces of the 78th Fighter Group
||Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey|
|Series title:||Aircraft of the Aces Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $22.95|
| Book Description: |
Eighth Air Force 78th FG flew P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters in air combat against German Luftwaffe Me-109, Fw-190, and Me-262 aircraft.
The 78th FG was originally established as the fourth of the P-38 fighter groups that were expected to perform fighter escort in the newly formed Eighth Air Force. Arriving in England in November 1942, the group lost most of its personnel and all of its aircraft as attrition replacements to units in the North...