By Ron MacKay, Don Greer
The 20 th Fighter workforce joined the eighth Air strength Command in Dec of '43, flying the P-38 in lengthy diversity bomber escort function. the crowd later switched over to the P-51 in July of '44. the gang destroyed a complete of 449 enemy plane in the course of its strive against journey. Over a hundred and fifty images, eight pages of colour, eighty pages
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