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Night Hawks and Black Widows

13th Air Force Night Fighters in the South and Southwest Pacific 1943-1945

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Night Hawks and Black Widows by Terry M Mays
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Description

Aerial night fighting against the Japanese in World War II demanded the merger of a special type of pilot and plane. This is the story of those pilots who risked their lives night after night flying P-38 Lightnings, P-70 Nighthawks, and P-61 Black Widows Americas first purposely designed night fighter for the 13th Air Force in the South and Southwest Pacific between 1943 and 1945. Night fighting included aerial intercepts of Japanese aircraft as well as raids against Japanese installations. This book provides detailed accounts of all these missions including the first solo night fighter raid over the highly defended Japanese base at Rabaul, night aerial combat against Japanese bombers and fighters, and harrowing night attacks against Japanese ground targets. Coverage of American night fighter tactics and Japanese counter-tactics add to the tale as 13th Air Force pilots battled the Japanese for control of the night skies.
Release date Australia
February 20th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
over 300 color/bw images
Imprint
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Pages
239
Dimensions
216x279x28
ISBN-13
9780764333446
Product ID
3172072

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