By Jerry Scutts
Absolutely the simplest American fighter of global struggle 2, the North American P-51 Mustang served in huge numbers with the USAAF’s 8th Air strength from past due 1943 until eventually VE Day, and used to be the mount of such a lot aces in-theatre. Charged with the accountability of escorting large formations of B-17 Flying fort and B-24 Liberator bombers on sunlight raids deep into Germany, the P-51 pilots of a number of the fighter teams in the ’Mighty Eighth’ went face to face with the cream of the Luftwaffe’s fighter squadrons for keep watch over of the skies over the 3rd Reich.
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Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force by Jerry Scutts