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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: STOUT, JAY A., Title: Vanished Hero: the life, war, and mysterious disappearance of America's World War II strafing king.
Description: Philadelphia, Casemate, (2016). VG in VG DJ. A hell-bent-for-leather fighter pilot, Elwyn G. Righetti remains one of the most elusive commanders of WWII. Arriving. late in the war he led the England-based 55 Fighter Group against the Nazis during the closeing months of the fight with no-holds-barred aggressiveness that transformed the group from a middling organization into a headlines-grabbing team that had to make excussed to no one. Indeed, Righetti's boldness paid off as he quickly achieved ace status and additionally scored more straging victories-27-than any other Eighth Air Force pilot. His recklessness paid a price. His aircraft was hit while strafing an enemy air field only 4 days before the 44th flew its last mission. Righetti coaxed his crippled fighter throug one more firing pass before making a successful crash landing. Immediately he radioed his men that he was fine and asked them to reassure his family. He was never heard from again.
Price: US$ 24.00 Seller: Crabtree's Collection Old Books
- Book number: BOOKS055139I
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