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49th Fighter Group : Aces of the Pacific - Davey

49th Fighter Group

Aces of the Pacific

By: Davey

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Published: 20th May 2012
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The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defence of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners' handful of P-40E Warhawks were thrown into combat alongside survivors from the defeated forces that had fled from the Philippines and Java. This book assesses the outstanding performance of the 49th FG, pitted against superior Japanese forces. By VJ-Day the group had scored 668 aerial victories and won three Distinguished Unit Citations and ten campaign stars for its outstanding efforts.

ISBN: 9781841767857
ISBN-10: 1841767859
Series: Aviation Elite Units
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1