P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO (Aircraft of the Aces #43) (Paperback)

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P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO (Aircraft of the Aces #43) By Carl Molesworth, Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carl Molesworth, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
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Thrown into action following the Torch landings of late 1942, the 'green' American pilots flying the obsolescent P-40F suffered cruelly at the hands of seasoned German fighter pilots flying superior machines. Those that survived learnt quickly, and a handful of Warhawk pilots succeeded in making ace by the time the Axis forces surrendered in North Africa. The action then shifted to Sicily and Italy, and the P-40 remained in service until mid-1944. This book charts the careers of the 23 men who succeeded in making ace during that time, despite the advent of much better P-47 and P-51 fighters.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“This is yet another excellent offering from Osprey. Fans of the P-40 and MTO air operations need to add this work to their libraries. Recommended.” —Fred Boucher, Aeroscale
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841762883
ISBN-10: 1841762881
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 25th, 2002
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Aircraft of the Aces