By Jerry Scutts
This ebook charts the tale of the lesser recognized aces who flew the powerful Republic plane as a tactical fighter-bomber with the 9th Air strength, instead of as a long-range escort. It additionally info the exploits of the Mediterranean-based 325th FG, which was once the one P-47 team in the strategic 15th Air strength. Thunderbolt aces in the 9th Air strength, really, have been infrequent, regardless of a few 15 teams flying the fighter. aiding troops at the flooring instead of seeking out aerial foes, used to be the secret for the lads of the 9th. despite the fact that, with the Luftwaffe frequently opposing such sorties via to April 1945, greater than 20 pilots had the chance to attain 5 or extra kills and 'make ace'.
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