New PDF release: 479th Fighter Group: ‘Riddle’s Raiders’ (Aviation Elite

By John Stanaway,Chris Davey

shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a magnificent background opposed to the Luftwaffe through the ultimate 12 months of the struggle. initially flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce satisfaction of hands. They earned a Presidential amazing Unit quotation within the past due summer season of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAF's first German jet kill in July 1944. finally 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. by way of VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the staff had earned "ace” status.

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