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By Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier

prepared in January 1941, simply because the usa used to be increase army forces for its inevitable access into international conflict II, the 57th Fighter staff was once the 1st USAAF fighter unit to enter motion in North Africa. It went directly to identify a couple of different 'firsts' in the course of its illustrious strive against background during this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered strive against in August 1942 and fought in the course of the ultimate Allied increase from El Alamein in the course of the Axis give up 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 chickening out Axis forces in Italy till the top of the warfare in Europe. The 57th Fighter team produced a couple of aces through the battle, and was once additionally well-known for its pioneering achievements within the fighter-bomber role.

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