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By Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier

prepared in January 1941, simply because the usa was once increase army forces for its inevitable access into global warfare II, the 57th Fighter crew was once the 1st USAAF fighter unit to enter motion in North Africa. It went directly to determine a few different 'firsts' in the course of its illustrious wrestle heritage during this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered wrestle in August 1942 and fought during the ultimate Allied boost from El Alamein in the course of the Axis quit in Tunisia, the catch of Sicily and the invasion of Italy. changing to the P-47D Thunderbolt in overdue 1943, the 57th persisted pounding the backing out Axis forces in Italy till the tip of the struggle in Europe. The 57th Fighter crew produced a couple of aces throughout the conflict, and was once additionally famous for its pioneering achievements within the fighter-bomber role.

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