By Lynn Austin
They watched their sons, their brothers, and their husbands enlist to struggle a transforming into threat around the seas. And while their state requested, they replied the decision to boot. Virginia longs to discover a goal past others expectancies. Helen is pushed by way of a loneliness funds can't satisfy. Rosa is wanting to flee her in-laws principles. Jean hopes to turn out herself in a man's global. lower than the hurricane clouds of destruction that threaten the US in the course of the early 1940's, this not likely amassing of girls will event existence in occasionally starling new methods as their ideals are challenged they usually fight towards a brand new knowing of what love and sacrifice really suggest.
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One of the victorious pilots, Capt Joe Bloomer of the 318th FS, described the encounter as “duck soup”. Pilots of the 57th and 79th FGs submitted claims for two victories each on June 7, and the 33rd FG got into the act two days later when 1Lt Kenneth B. Scidmore of the 60th FS damaged a Bf 109. The Pantelleria campaign reached its peak on June 10, when NAAF fighters claimed 34 enemy aeroplanes destroyed, three probables and eight damaged. Nearly half of the day’s total fell to the 79th FG’s 87th FS in a single mission early that afternoon.
On the other side of the El Alamein front, Bf 109 pilots were continuing to run up their scores, but they too were taking losses. Far in the lead was Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseille, dubbed by the Berlin press the “Star of Africa”. /JG 27, Marseille had been credited with an astonishing 158 victories (including no fewer than 101 P-40s, Tomahawks and Kittyhawks) by the time his luck ran out on September 30, 1942. Whilst he was on patrol behind Allied lines in a new Bf 109G-2/trop, Marseille’s engine caught fire.
It was not until mid-1943, when tour-expired P-40 pilots with extensive combat experience began showing up as instructors in fighter training units back in the USA, that the experience factor began to tip in favor of the Americans. Then in early 1944 Luftwaffe fighter pilot training was shortened to an average of 160 flight hours. A few weeks later it was further shortened to just 112 hours. Finally, in the late spring of 1944, the B flight schools were disbanded and pilots were sent into frontline service directly after A school.
A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin