479th Fighter Group: Riddle's Raiders (Aviation Elite Units) by John Stanaway PDF

By John Stanaway

ISBN-10: 1846034205

ISBN-13: 9781846034206

Shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a magnificent heritage opposed to the Luftwaffe in the course of the ultimate yr of the warfare. initially flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce delight of hands. They earned a Presidential extraordinary Unit quotation within the past due summer time of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAF's first German jet kill in July 1944. ultimately transitioning to the P-51D in September 1944, the 479th excelled with the Mustang. The 479th FG was once credited with scoring the final aerial victory claimed via the 8th Air Force's VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. through VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the staff had earned ace prestige.

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1 realised then that some of my guns were Frozen, so I proceeded to walk the gunsight back and Forth across the enemy aircraFt. Then 1observed strikes and the canopy came oFFimmediately, Followed by several other large pieces. The Fw 190 went into a violent skid, giving me a three-quarter beam shot with no deflection. I fired again, observing many hits in and around the cockpit. ' Recently promoted Maj Art JeFFrey secured his place as a 479th FG a e when he scored his fiFth aerial victory on 7 October.

Dove right on through the smaller formation of approximately 15 Me 109s, which was slightly above and to the right rear of the big gaggle. The' I 09s split up every which way, with most of them > On a more positive note, the group claimed another confirmed victory during a penetration and withdrawal escort mission on 26 ovember. Again, VllI Fighter Command units were credited with 100+ enemy interceptors destroyed, but the 479th FG was unable to find any targets despite its pursuit ofseveral reported bogies.

FlY-OFF 68 After VE-Day, Lt Tucker returned to Wattisham, where he had an opporrunity to fly the P-38 again when surplus aircraft were being transporred ro RAF Burtonwood for disposal. Capt Dick Creighton, who had been one of Tucker's instructors in the US prior to joining the 434th FS in September 1944, had shot down [WO German fighters in the P-51 (he later wenr on to 'make ace' flying F-86As 69 0::: :::> o u... J l- e... « :I: u 70 Lt Arnold Helding (right) of the 434th FS recorded one aerial victory in this very P-51 D (44-13864) on 25 December 1944.

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