The first full history of the 5th Fighter Wing who fought many prolonged, intensive aviation battles with the Japanese in the Indian Ocean and then the Pacific, from April 1944 to August 1945.
The story told in this book is about the exceptional group of young men, from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Holland and South Africa who, with their American-built Hellcats, were in the thick of the action, providing a hard, professional core to this fighting fleet that few would equal.
Although its operational history is second to none, this was only achieved by the sacrifice and endurance of the men who flew many dangerous missions and daily lived with the spectre of a searing death.
- Publisher : Casemate Publishers (14 Feb. 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN: 9781612007557
- Dimensions : 16 x 1.78 x 23.37 cm