The 55th Fighter Group vs the Luftwaffe
The 55th Fighter Group vs the
Starting with the P-38 Lightning and eventually converting to the P-51 Mustang, the 55th not only achieved distinguished status as escort bombers and low-level tactical operations, they were also champion 8th Air Force locomotive busters. This is the definitive record of the 55th FG in the WWII aerial struggle over Europe, told largely by its veterans, and with insights from former Luftwaffe pilots.
- ASIN: 1580070043
LAMINATED POSTER P-51D of the 55th Fighter Group, based at RAF Wormingford, England.
The Warlords Volume 1: The 4th, 20th & 55th Fighter Groups (Warlords (Specialty Press))
The Warlords Volume 1: The 4th, 20th &
Intended to be the first of a series of books which will illustrate, in color, every U.S. Eighth Air Force fighter aircraft of World War II for which photographic evidence can be found. Not just the machines of the well-known aces, but all the other aircraft used by pilots who did their duty but did not get the glory.Aimed primarily at modelers, this first volume has over 500 highly accurate color profiles of the aircraft of the 4th, 20th and 55th Fighter Groups, arranged by squadron and cross-indexed to pilot and type. Black and white photos support the artwork, to show something of the reality of the times, and, in a small way, act as a tribute to those men who fought largely unrecognized.
- Brand: Brand: Flight Recorder Publications Ltd
- ASIN: 0954560515
Air Force USAF 55th Fighter Squadron 6" Decal Sticker
Air Force USAF 55th Fighter Squadron 6" Decal
6" Decal Printed on 5 year durability vinyl that will not fade in the sun and can withstand extreme weather conditions such as 90 degree heat and freezing snow. Our decals can be applied to any flat surface such as Vehicle windows, windshields, bumpers, walls, finished wood and much more. Decals are adhesive backed and very simple to install - just peal and stick!
- Brand: Boomsavings
- ASIN: B008N1MIDA
LAMINATED POSTER P-38s of the 38th Fighter Squadron. 55th Fighter Group, based at RAF Wormingford, England. Serial 42
Vanished Hero: The Life, War and Mysterious Disappearance of America’s WWII Strafing King
Vanished Hero: The Life, War and Mysterious Disappearance
A hell-bent-for-leather fighter pilot, Elwyn G. Righetti remains one of the most unknown, yet compelling, colorful and controversial commanders of World War II.Arriving late to the war, he led the England-based 55th Fighter Group against the Nazis during the closing months of the fight with a no-holds-barred aggressiveness that transformed the group from a middling organization of no reputation into a headline-grabbing team that had to make excuses to no one. Indeed, Righetti’s boldness paid off as he quickly achieved ace status and additionally scored more strafing victories—27—than any other Eighth Air Force pilot.However, success came at a high cost in men and machines. Some of Righetti’s pilots resented him as a Johnny-come-lately intent on winning a sack of medals at their expense. But most lauded their spirited new commander and his sledgehammer audacity. Indeed, he made his men most famous for “loco busting,” as they put more than six hundred enemy locomotives out of commission—170 in just two days! Ultimately, Righetti’s calculated recklessness ran full speed into the odds. His aircraft was hit while strafing an enemy airfield only four days before the 55th flew its last mission. Almost farcically aggressive to the end, he coaxed his crippled fight...
- ASIN: B01MSNFIKZ
55th Fighter Squadron 20 Fighter Group; WGC1177
The Warlords Volume 1 the 4th 20th & 55th Fighter Groups - US Eighth Air Force Fighter Colours of World War II
LAMINATED POSTER P-38Hs of the 55th Fighter Group, based at Nuthampstead Airfield, England.
55th Anniversary painting machine 31st Fighter Wing bombing herpa Wings 1/200 Eurofighter Luftwaffe (japan import)
55th Anniversary painting machine 31st Fighter Wing bombing
Manufacturer: Herpa Art.-No. 556026 EAN: 4013150556026 Gauge 1:200 Era Designation: VI Delivery Date: Q3/2013 Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon JaboG 31 "Boelcke" - 55th Anniversary - 31/00, epoch VI. Two special schemes in one: on the left side of the rudder, the 31st Fighter-Bomber Wing, named in honor of the WWI ace Oswald Boelcke, celebrates its 55th anniversary. On the right, the integration of the 71st Fighter Wing into the newly formed 31st Tactical Air Force Wing is commemorated.
- Brand: HERPA
- ASIN: B00DH69UPK