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Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War - Aviation Elite Units No. 21 (Paperback)
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Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War - Aviation Elite Units No. 21 (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 06/09/2006
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The pilots called themselves the Tokyo Club. It was a simple task to become a member. All you had to do was strap yourself into a heavily loaded P-51 Mustang, take off from Iwo Jima, fly 650 miles north over the sea often through monsoon storms in your single-engined aircraft to Japan, attack a heavily defended target and then turn around and fly home despite a shrinking fuel supply and perhaps battle damage as well. Do it once and you earned membership in the club. Do it 15 times and you earned a trip home. But make one mistake or have one touch of bad luck, and you had a very good chance of ending up dead. This book will tell the little-known story of these brave men and their efforts to defeat the aerial forces defending Japan.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781846030420
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Provides a riveting combat history joining others in the 'Aviation Elite Units' series." --Library Bookwatch

"Over in England, Osprey just keeps cranking out high-quality aviation books under the editorship of Tony Holmes... [This book is] in Osprey's Aviation Elite series and features the usual blend of concise text, good quality black and white photos, and numerous color profiles... The sage of the Very Long Range P-51s has been overlooked by historians... Most of the photographs have not been publishing and there are numerous good stories in the volume... recommended." --Jim Larsen, Mustangs International

"I highly recommend this title." --Fred Rick Boucher, AeroScale (September 2006)

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