By John Stanaway
Shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a powerful heritage opposed to the Luftwaffe through the ultimate yr of the warfare. initially flying P-38s, the 479ths pilots had a fierce satisfaction of palms. They earned a Presidential distinct Unit quotation within the overdue summer time of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAFs first German jet kill in July 1944. finally transitioning to the P-51D in September 1944, the 479th excelled with the Mustang. The 479th FG was once credited with scoring the final aerial victory claimed through the 8th Air Forces VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. via VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the workforce had earned ace prestige.
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Both served with the 479th FG, and each claimed three aerial vicrories with the Lighrningin Hollingsworth's case in the MTO - plus several on the ground. ' Hollingsworrh was probably speakingabour the P-38G model, which he often used on low-level arrack operation in 1943. He retained a fondne s for the P-38J that he flew with the 479th, and perhaps considered that its ground arrack potenrial tipped the balance in its favour over the P-51. Gleason wenr on ro score nine confirmed aerial vicrories in the P-5!
I would gladly wager a large sum of money that given that the two aeroplanes were fitted with full drop tanks, the P-38 would be airborne for at least an hour longer than the P- 51. 'Although [ never te ted thi proposition, I did fly both air raft on combat missions over Germany in J 944, and do asserr that my butt got a lot sorer from the hours and hours I spenr on patrol over enemy terrirory in the P-38 thanks ro its superior range. ' Perhaps it is useful ro consider the record of both rypes in service with the 479th FG, as well as more generally in the European theatre.
Evidently sighting me, the German pulled into a sharp right turn, enabling me to get within range and fire a deflection shot. I observed many strikes on the Fuselage From the cockpit to the engine. 'Apparently, his engine quit, and the pilot must have also been hit, For 76 Capt Robin aids' groundcrew pose with their P-51D 44-14426 SCAT'5. aids scored his first Mustang victory in this aircraft on 6 October 1944 when he claimed an Fw 190 just west of Berlin I Tabatt collection) the enemy aircraft eased down in an almost gentle glide and 1did not see the pilot make any attempt to bailout.