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Osprey Aviation Elite 21 : Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War

These 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. However make one mistake or have one touch of bad luck, and you had a very good chance of ending up dead. This book tells the little known story of these brave men and their efforts to defeat the aerial forces defending Japan. Text by Carl Molesworth with illustrations by Jim Laurier.

    Contents
  • Chapter 1 : Getting Their Feet Wet
  • Chapter 2 : Little Friends
  • Chapter 3 : Down To Earth
  • Appendices
  • Groups and Squadrons with Commanders
  • Aerial Victories List
  • Combat Losses

 

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