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Aces of the 78th Fighter Group
warreni
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:05 AM UTC
Dubbed the Eagles of Duxford, the 78th Fighter Group served along side the 4th and 56th Fighter Groups in the long range escort missions over Germany. Osprey has released a title looking at their aces and history.

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russamotto
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 09:04 AM UTC
Warren, thanks for getting this up and running. There are lots of good color profiles to model with.
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 12:02 PM UTC
An interesting book. Image 4, above, is a fascinating photo showing that not everybody jumped at a P-51.
russamotto
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 04:26 PM UTC
Thanks, Fred. That's my favorite photo, though I am personally biased towards the P-47. Who wouldn't resist change, especially if you have something proven that you can trust with your life. Look at us when paints or glue are discontinued.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 06:34 AM UTC
I visited the IWM at Duxford last fall, and would love to know more about its role during WW2. Thanks for the review!