By Janet Fogg,Charlotte Baldridge,Richard Fogg

the 3 fighter squadrons of the 359th Fighter staff, established at Station F-133 northeast of London, flew 346 missions over continental Europe among thirteen December 1943 and 25 April 1945. Flying in huge sunlight over enemy-held territory, their green-nosed Thunderbolts and Mustangs not just secure the bombers yet frequently embraced a good extra harmful tactical position attractive goals at the flooring. within the lethal dance that ensued many a courageous younger pilot misplaced his lifestyles within the skies over western Europe, yet our bombers bought via and the GIs landed at Normandy.

Relying now not on memories rendered vague by means of the passage of time, or secondhand stories which necessarily lose context, A happen Spirit as an alternative provides observations from the gang historian, base chaplain, and the fighter pilots themselves, recorded as they happened in the course of the clash. The advanced operation of a wartime fighter base, the deep delight of a winning undertaking, and the heartbreak of watching for pilots that by no means back, are offered with the readability which may merely come from contemporaneous reports.

A show up Spirit is a tribute to the officials that gave the 359th Fighter staff its association and path, the enlisted males who made it paintings, and exceptionally the pilots, 121 of whom made the final word sacrifice within the pursuit of freedom.

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