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By Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg

the 3 fighter squadrons of the 359th Fighter workforce, dependent at Station F-133 northeast of London, flew 346 missions over continental Europe among thirteen December 1943 and 25 April 1945. Flying in huge sunlight over enemy-held territory, their green-nosed Thunderbolts and Mustangs not just secure the bombers yet frequently embraced a fair extra harmful tactical position attractive objectives at the flooring. within the lethal dance that ensued many a courageous younger pilot misplaced his existence within the skies over western Europe, yet our bombers acquired via and the GIs landed at Normandy.

Relying now not on memories rendered vague via the passage of time, or secondhand studies which necessarily lose context, A happen Spirit as a substitute provides observations from the gang historian, base chaplain, and the fighter pilots themselves, recorded as they happened through the clash. The complicated operation of a wartime fighter base, the deep pride of a profitable venture, and the heartbreak of expecting pilots that by no means again, are awarded with the readability which can basically come from contemporaneous reports.

A show up Spirit is a tribute to the officials that gave the 359th Fighter crew its association and course, the enlisted males who made it paintings, and specifically the pilots, 121 of whom made the final word sacrifice within the pursuit of freedom.

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