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Title:
P-40 Warhawk aces of the CBI
Author:
Molesworth, Carl.
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey Aviation, 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781841760797
Format :
Book

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Central Library D790 .M558 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This book details the colourful experiences of the elite pilots of the AAF's Tenth and Fourteenth Air Forces in the 'forgotten' China-Burma-India theatre during WW2. Inheriting the legacy of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), units such as the 23rd FG 'held the line' against overwhelming Japanese forces until the arrival of the first P-38s and P-51s in 1944. The Warhawk became synonymous with the efforts of the AAF in the CBI, being used by some 40 aces to claim five or more kills between 1942-45. This volume is the first of four covering the exploits with the P-40 during World War 2.


Author Notes

Carl Molesworth has specialised in producing unit histories for the USAAF fighter groups of the CBI since the 1980s, interviewing surviving veterans from these little-publicised units.


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