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The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in WWII

Kolln, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 0764313061 / ISBN 13: 9780764313066
Editore: Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 2001
Usato Condizione: Fine Hardcover
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as new copy, dj in protective mylar cover, 203 pp w/bibliography, chronology of aircraft, mission list, member list, aircraft log, nose art & names, numerous B&W and color photos, "The 412st Night Fighter Squadron began life on May 1, 1943, at Signal Hill, Florida. As one of seventeen night fighter squadrons established during the course of World War II, it would carry the war into the night skies over the battlefields." History of the 421st did not end after WWII.it rose again in later years as the '421st Tactical Fighter Squadron' in Vietnam and later was one of the first squadrons flying in 'Operation Desert Storm - flying night missions over Iraq. It lives on to this day as the 'Black Widows' flying out of Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Beautiful and historically informative book. Part of the 'Schiffer Military History Series'. Scarce volume. AL003. Codice inventario libreria 001187

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Titolo: The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in WWII

Casa editrice: Schiffer Publishing, Limited

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine

Edizione: 1st Edition

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As one of seventeen night fighter squadrons established during the course of World War II, the 421st Night Fighter Squadron carried the war into the night skies over the battlefields of the Southwest Pacific when most other fighter squadrons remained on the ground. In the squadrons years of service they would be based in a number of places ranging from New Guinea, Leyte, and finally ending up as an Occupational squadron in Japan after the war. The 421st NFS would be credited with thirteen kills, three damaged, one probable, and a number they simply never received credit for. On February 2, 1945 the 421st NFS would finally be deactivated and overnight become the 68th Fighter Squadron (All Weather). The history of the 421st however, would by no means end there. The 421st would again rise in later years as the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron and fight in the skies of Vietnam, and later be one of the first squadrons flying in Operation Desert Storm true to its tradition the 421st would fly night missions over Iraq.

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