New PDF release: A Manifest Spirit: The 359th Fighter Group 1943-1945

By Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg

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

Relying no longer on memories rendered vague by means of the passage of time, or secondhand experiences which necessarily lose context, A take place Spirit as a substitute offers 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 venture, and the heartbreak of awaiting pilots that by no means back, are awarded with the readability that may merely come from contemporaneous reports.

A occur 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 chiefly the pilots, 121 of whom made the last word sacrifice within the pursuit of freedom.

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