The Aces of Fighting 17: VF-17's Top Guns in World War II

The Aces of Fighting 17: VF-17's Top Guns in World War II

By: Lee Cook (author)Hardback

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They were called the deadliest fighter squadron in action in the South Pacific; U.S. Navy Fighting Squadron Seventeen, famous with their Skull and Crossbones insignia, became one of the most successful squadrons of WWII. Flying the F4U Corsair, VF-17 shot down 152 Japanese aircraft in aerial combat in only 76 days. At the end of the war VF-17 had the top four Navy Corsair aces:Kepford, Hedrick, Blackburn, and Smith. After seventeen years of meticulous research, Lee Cook presents this new book, which is also greatly enhanced by considerable VF-17 family involvement who have supplied original material and photographs not previously appeared in previous works. The Aces of Fighting 17 has a detailed biography of each VF-17 ace and has a host of hitherto unpublished photographs.

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  • ISBN13: 9780764339479
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9780764339479
  • weight: 1430
  • ISBN10: 0764339478

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