Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War
128 page book.
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Author: Carl Molesworth
Illustrator: Jim Laurier
About this book
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. But 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.
- Chapter1: Getting Their Feet Wet
- Chapter 2: Little Friends
- Chapter 3: Down To Earth
- Groups and Squadrons, with commanders
- Aerial Victories List
- Combat Losses
Paperback; September 2006; 128 pages; ISBN: 9781846030420