P-38 Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI

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P-38 Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI

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The P-38 was used on virtually every front to which the USAAF were committed, but enjoyed its greatest successes in the Pacific and China-Burma-India (CBI) theatres. The speed, range and firepower of the P-38 made it the favourite of nearly all aircrew fighting in the Solomons, New Guinea and the Philippines, and over 1800 Japanese aircraft fell to its guns. From the first encounters at the end of 1942 until the Lightning scored the final Fifth Air force victories in August 1945, these pilots made the Pacific skies very much their own battleground.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Early Operations/The Yamamoto Mission/Wewak, Rabaul and Hollandia /Lessons from Hollandia/The Philippines/P-38 Aces of the CBI/Bong and McGuire/Appendices

Product details

Published 15 Apr 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855326330
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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