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By Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg

ISBN-10: 1546791639

ISBN-13: 9781546791638

the 3 fighter squadrons of the 359th Fighter team, established at Station F-133 northeast of London, flew 346 missions over continental Europe among thirteen December 1943 and 25 April 1945. Flying in large sunlight over enemy-held territory, their green-nosed Thunderbolts and Mustangs not just secure the bombers yet frequently embraced a good extra harmful tactical position attractive ambitions at the flooring. within the lethal dance that ensued many a courageous younger pilot misplaced his lifestyles within the skies over western Europe, yet our bombers obtained via and the GIs landed at Normandy.

Relying no longer on reminiscences rendered obscure through the passage of time, or secondhand experiences which unavoidably lose context, A occur Spirit in its place provides observations from the gang historian, base chaplain, and the fighter pilots themselves, recorded as they happened through the clash. The complicated operation of a wartime fighter base, the deep delight of a profitable undertaking, and the heartbreak of looking ahead to pilots that by no means back, are awarded with the readability which could simply come from contemporaneous reports.

A show up Spirit is a tribute to the officials that gave the 359th Fighter team its association and course, the enlisted males who made it paintings, and particularly the pilots, 121 of whom made the final word sacrifice within the pursuit of freedom.

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