The Pioneer Mustang Group: The 354th Fighter Group in World War II

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Schiffer Military History, 2008 - History - 446 pages
As the first unit to fly the Merlin-engined P-51B in combat, the 354th Fighter Group adopted the nickname "Pioneer Mustang Group." Until D-Day, it escorted 8th AF heavy bombers to targets on the European Continent. The group then moved to France and supported Patton's Third Army from Normandy to Bavaria, and also participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Its pilots scored over 600 confirmed air victories, and forty-three of them became aces. This book is an almost day-to-day account of their aerial combat experiences and the "gypsy" lifestyle they and their support personnel led as they moved from one airfield to another across Western Europe.

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Contents

r i Dedication
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Introduction
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Acknowledgments
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Copyright

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Steve Blake is the founder and director of the Maui Holistic Health Center and Natural Life Services. He has earned doctorates in naturopathic medicine and holistic health as well as earning a master herbalist degree. He has written a dozen databases organizing alternative medical knowledge including GlobalHerb and Alternative Remedies. He has developed many nutritional supplements including Advanced Nutritional System and Children's Chewable by Rainbow Light and the Spectrum vitamin line.

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