Aces of the 78th Fighter Group has 3 ratings and 1 review. KOMET said: On the whole, this is a well-written book about one of the United States Army Air. Aces of the 78th Fighter Group by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK, , $ This is more than just another entry. Dubbed the ‘Eagles of Duxford’, the 78th Fighter Group (FG) was unique in being the only fighter unit in the ‘Mighty Eighth’ to fly the P Lightning, P

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To ask other readers questions about Aces of the 78th Fighter Groupplease sign up. By using this site, you agree teh the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: Arriving in England in Novemberthe group lost most of its personnel and all of its aircraft 78ht attrition replacements to units in the North African theatre in February It also supported the airborne assault across the Rhine in March.

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 1 – 10 of books. Would you like us to take another look at this review? This source also claims the group had the first triple ace, but does not identify the pilot.


Australian Military Operations in Vietnam. This volume charts the group’s highs and lows during its two years in action from Duxford, focusing on the exploits of the 51 pilots who achieved ace status with the 78th during World War 2.

Flying into the Flames of Hell. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat Flying from Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, the group’s pilots shot down enemy aircraft in air combat, with a further claimed as probables or damaged. Bombardment 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 12th th. Air Battle for Arnhem. How to write a great review. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our fighte personal information.

78th Fighter Group – USAAF

The Fight in the Clouds. Only he 84th remained at Hamilton AFB. The manpower shortage was worse, with only seven of the forty combat-rated pilots being available, the remainder being assigned Europe or combat duty in Korea.

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces In addition to other operations, the 78th participated in the intensive campaign against the German Air Force and aircraft industry during Big Week20—25 February and helped to prepare the way for the invasion of France.

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78th Fighter Group

Retrieved May 11, The in-service rate of the FB was appallingly low, and crashes were all too frequently. Just a moment while we sign you ifghter to your Goodreads account. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. This led to excess hours being put on the remaining aircraft, reducing their designed operational life.


The group lost its Ps, and most of its pilots, in February when they were assigned to the Twelfth Air Force for service in the North African campaign. The Fs became problematic with cracks appearing in wing spars or skin beginning in September. Left with no flying personnel other than flight leaders, and no aircraft, the group was re-equipped with the P Thunderbolt and newly trained P pilots in March Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy.

Aces of the 78th Fighter Group

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