4th Fighter Group - Debden Eagles


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A detailed account of the USAAF's famous 4th fighter group and its aircraft in World War 2.

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Chris Bucholtz, in addition to a 12-year career as a technology journalist, has written extensively on aircraft history and on scale modelling. He is the aircraft editor of Internet Modeler, where he introduced his 'The Pilot and The Plane' series of long-form interviews with World War 2 aviators in 2002, and is the managing editor of the IPMS/USA Journal. His work has appeared in Flight Journal, Air Enthusiast and Plastic Kit Constructor. He wrote AEU 23: 332nd FG Tuskegee Airmen for Osprey in 2006. Since 1994, Chris Davey has illustrated more than 20 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business, he has become the artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter.


"In his book on the 4th Fighter Group, author Chris Bucholtz takes us through the formation and eventual success of one of the USAAF's premiere fighter groups and the famous pilots that were part of it. Names like Beeson, Gentile, Blakeslee, Hofner, Godfrey and others have become well known to enthusiasts as well they should. Here are the stories of some of their most memorable feats and some of their disasters as well. All of this is superbly illustrated with period photographs of the men and their machines as well as the profiles of artist Chris Davey. Here is a book about some of the best in the USAAF during that time. A book that is a great read and one that I can most highly recommend to you." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (December 2008) "4th Fighter Group Debden Eagles by Chris Bucholtz...[is] among the latest releases from Osprey in their 'Aviation Elite Units' series. Priced at $25.95 each, the book follows the typical Osprey format of supplying lots of good information and photos along with numerous color profile drawings. The Debden Eagles...is a good concise look at the Group." --JT, Air Classics (June 2009)

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