By Roger Freeman
;American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF colors) КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: American Eagles, quantity 2: P-38 Lightning devices of The 8th and 9th Air Forces (USAAF Colours)Автор: Roger FreemanИздательство: vintage PublicationsISBN: 1903223172Год: 2001Страниц: 82Формат: PDF в RARРазмер: 23.38МБЯзык: английскийThis publication examines the targeted twin-boomer in ETO carrier together with photographic versions and 'Droop Snoot' high-speed bombing missions. additionally comprises an outline of P-38 camouflage and markings and careers of a few Lightning aces. 33 color profiles. 148 black/white photos.Скачать: Depositfiles UploadingHotfile zero
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109F-4/B NN644 was flown for air-to-air P&SSpoilsofWarFinal_Mossie Layout Master 10/04/2016 15:59 Page 38 38 photography in company with a Hudson, flown by Flt Capt James Mollison of the Air Transport Auxiliary. No. 109F-4/B NN644, visiting USAAF stations Goxhill, Grafton Underwood and arriving at Polebrook on 10 November. 111 flown by Flying Officer Barr. 88. The '88 turned in to land on the illuminated duty runway. The '111 continued its circuit and started to approach the same runway from the upwind end.
On its last flight the '177 sustained irreparable damage to one of its DB610 engines but this was not a problem as the Americans had obtained a stock of spare engines. (The USAAF had received another He177A in Europe, but this was destroyed at Paris/Orly in a take-off accident at the start of its delivery flight to the USA). TS439 made twenty flights under RAE control (including its ferry flight), totalling 19 hours 35 minutes. Trials covered aspects as varied as tests of the spring tab controls, bombsight and altimeter tests and checks of the crew's air heating system.
Eventually the weather improved over Zempin and Peenemünde so on 28 November 1943 a de Havilland Mosquito photo-reconnaissance aircraft, flown by Squadron Leader John Merifield was able to take pictures. 76. They also showed the catapult, which was also identified at Peenemünde - previously misinterpreted as ‘sludge-pumps’. The icing on the cake was that just as the Mosquito flew over the Germans had a flying bomb in position on one of the catapults. An RAF and USAAF bombing campaign was immediately initiated against the 96 ski sites located - such was the effort against them that by the end of April 1944 the Chiefs of Staff considered that the threat would be neutralised by the end of the month.