Thursday, December 15, 2011

Books about the 359th Fighter Group

The original History of the 359th Fighter Group. This book is believed to be the work of Captain Tom Raines PRO-Intelligence, 359th Fighter Group, and was sent to all the men of the 359th after they returned home.

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The reprint of the History of the 359th Fighter Group, by the Battery Press.

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Jigger Tinplate & Redcross - The 359th Fighter Group in World War Two was published in 1987 by Academy Publishing Corporation.


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Mustangs & Unicorns, A History of the 359th Fighter Group, was published in 1997 by Pictorial Histories Publishing Company.

Tom Farrish's review of Mustangs & Unicorns: "This book is a fascinating look at the history of the 359th Fighter Group. It contains many pictures and a detailed account of the results of all their combat missions. This is a great book for the WWII Aviation enthusiast, with an emphasis on the P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolts they flew."

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359th Fighter Group was released in 2002 by Osprey Publishing.

George Hullet, Air Classics Magazine, review of 359th Fighter Group: "Over 130 photographs and 45 color profiles make the book an excellent addition to Osprey's outstanding series and a must for any WWII aviation bookshelf."

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Fogg in the Cockpit, by Richard and Janet Fogg, was released on July 28, 2011 by Casemate Publishing.

Books Monthly review of Fogg in the Cockpit: "Articulate and insightful, his diary offers a frank and fascinating glimpse into the life of a fighter pilot, both in the sky and in wartime England...paints with a broad brush, from the smallest details of a pilot's day-to-day existence to air combat, and the strategic and political decisions that influenced the course of the war..."witting testimony" of the highest calibre, and a most welcome addition to the library of reminiscences of this most recent world conflict. Add to this the genuine and amazing talent of Fogg as an artist, and you have a most fascinating read - the appendix of beautiful colour paintings by Fogg is a welcome addendum. A remarkable book indeed."

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If you know of any other books about the 359th Fighter Group, please let us know!

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