U.S.A.A.F. Fighter Stories

Dramatic Accounts of American Fighter Pilots in Training and Combat Over by Ian McLachlan

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

Written in English
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  • Air forces & warfare,
  • Aircraft: general interest,
  • Biography: general,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • History of engineering & technology,
  • World history: Second World War,
  • Personal narratives, American,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Europe,
  • USA,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military - United States,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • Aerial operations, American
The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8975390M
ISBN 101852605693
ISBN 109781852605698

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This book was a real pleasure to read. It made you feel as if you knew the pilots. The stories from family members and the pilots themselves are truely touching.

It makes you realize the brutalness in which these young men lived and died. If you're a WWII Fighter Plane buff, then this is a must read. A big 2 thumbs up.5/5(5). Ian McLachlan has spent many years researching a brand new collection of exciting United States Army Air Force fighter stories of the Second World War.

He has trawled official archives, interviewed survivors and gained privileged access to personal letters, diaries and photo albums to relate a series of compelling stories of the USAAF's fighter 4/5(4).

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