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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:24 AM
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"American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jabos in the MTO and ETO"
William Wolf
ISBN: 0764318780

"Lost in the air combat and air ace fanfare of World War II was the dangerous, unheralded and vital role played by USAAF fighter-bomber pilots over the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. Four times as many pilots were lost during strafing and ground attack sorties than were lost against the Luftwaffe in aerial combat. This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground attack and explores numerous aspects of the subject. The three priorities of the fighter-bomber - air superiority, interdiction and close air support along with combat reports and pilot narratives - are put into the context of the various ground operations. The fighter-bomber pilot risked his life every day against the thickest flak in the war to deprive the enemy of vital reinforcements and supplies, altering his strategy and movement."



Looks promising, and Schiffer publishes the best. I'll checvk it out next week and give a review if anyone wants.

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/


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SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:24 AM
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"American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jabos in the MTO and ETO"
William Wolf
ISBN: 0764318780

"Lost in the air combat and air ace fanfare of World War II was the dangerous, unheralded and vital role played by USAAF fighter-bomber pilots over the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. Four times as many pilots were lost during strafing and ground attack sorties than were lost against the Luftwaffe in aerial combat. This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground attack and explores numerous aspects of the subject. The three priorities of the fighter-bomber - air superiority, interdiction and close air support along with combat reports and pilot narratives - are put into the context of the various ground operations. The fighter-bomber pilot risked his life every day against the thickest flak in the war to deprive the enemy of vital reinforcements and supplies, altering his strategy and movement."



Looks promising, and Schiffer publishes the best. I'll checvk it out next week and give a review if anyone wants.

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/


Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the heads up SkyChimp!

Let me know how it is. I'm going to USAF museum in a couple of weeks, perhaps it will be in their bookstore...

Looks good on the face of it.

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:36 AM
Sky Chimp,

You wouldn't to happen to know anyone at Schiffer Publishing, would you?

They were on my list of companies to contact for endorsement merchandise to use for tournement prizes for Ghost Skies.

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:41 AM
Crash_Man wrote:
- Sky Chimp,
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- You wouldn't to happen to know anyone at Schiffer
- Publishing, would you?
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- They were on my list of companies to contact for
- endorsement merchandise to use for tournement prizes
- for Ghost Skies.


No, but I ought to be getting significant discounts from them, as many of their books that I own.

Here's their website:
http://www.schifferbooks.com/newsite/index.shtml



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SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:45 AM
LOL! Rgr that!

Are you part of a squad? Join Ghost Skies! You too could win Schiffer books! lol

If they don't set up a deal with me then I'll have to just send people copies of old newspapers! LOL

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 01:48 AM
LOL

From the cover you'd think the P47's could carry thermo-nuclear bombs..../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 02:08 AM
i ordered that book a month ago and it still hasnt arrived.

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 02:36 AM
There was a guy that got 41 kills in the ETO, if you count ground kills, which the 8th AF did. He had like 3 air to air and 38 air to ground. I've lost my copy of Gene Gurney's "Five Down and Glory" which chronicled the aces of the USA in WW2, and I can't remember anything about him.

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 02:40 AM
StG77_Kondor wrote:
- LOL
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- From the cover you'd think the P47's could carry
- thermo-nuclear bombs

The Germans could put a lot of volatile stuff in their boxcars /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 06:35 AM
Skychimp, that picture is from the Olegtrix, its not real /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 11:40 AM
"This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground attack and explores numerous aspects of the subject."?
No it isn't thr first. Read Osprey's 'Down to Earth' Strafing Aces of the Eighth Air Force.

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