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359th Fighter Group, 1943-1945
  • by Thomas H. Raines
    • 1945
    • 70 8.5x11-inch pages
    • 514 photos, including portraits of all pilots, plus aircraft, operations, and combat 
  • Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
    • First Reprint Edition 2012
Pictorial history of the 359th Fighter Group (Headquarters Squadron and 368th, 369th and 370th Fighter Squadrons), 448th Air Service Group (Headquarters and Base Service Squadron), 824th Air Engineering Squadron, 648th Air Materiel Squadron, and 3rd Gunnery, Tow-Target Flight, Eighth Air Force, USAAF, based at East Wretham. 

The Group flew 346 missions in P-47s and, later, P-51s, between 13 December 1943 and 20 April 1945. Officially credited with 373 aerial kills, 23 probables, and 185 damaged. They destroyed 364 locomotives and over 1,000 rail cars, and destroyed and damaged hundreds of military vehicles. Narrative plus numerous facts and data.

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