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By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey

Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter staff (FG) was once particular in being the one fighter unit within the 'Mighty 8th' to fly the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang operationally. Arriving within the eu Theatre of Operations (ETO) in November 1942, and at last devoted to strive against 5 months later, the 78th, besides the 4th and 56th FGs, 'wrote the e-book' on long-range fighter escort via VIII Fighter Command within the ETO. This quantity charts the group's highs and lows in the course of its years in motion from Duxford, targeting the exploits of the fifty one pilots who completed ace prestige with the 78th in the course of international conflict 2. those males incorporated Capt Charles London, the first actual 8th Air strength ace, and Maj Quince Brown, who was once the 78th's such a lot winning aerial ace sooner than being murdered by means of the SS after he was once shot down over Germany. by means of VE Day, the 'Eagles of Duxford' had downed 316 airplane and destroyed a different 320 machines at the flooring in the course of strafing assaults on German airfields.

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