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By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey

Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter staff (FG) was once exact in being the single 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 finally dedicated to wrestle 5 months later, the 78th, besides the 4th and 56th FGs, 'wrote the e-book' on long-range fighter escort through 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, concentrating on the exploits of the fifty one pilots who completed ace prestige with the 78th in the course of international conflict 2. those males integrated 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 via the SS after he used to be shot down over Germany. by way of VE Day, the 'Eagles of Duxford' had downed 316 airplane and destroyed an additional 320 machines at the flooring in the course of strafing assaults on German airfields.

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