By John Stanaway
Shaped in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed a powerful background opposed to the Luftwaffe through the ultimate yr of the warfare. initially flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce satisfaction of palms. They earned a Presidential wonderful Unit quotation within the past due summer season of 1944 and have been additionally credited with the USAAF's 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 via the 8th Air Force's VIII Fighter Command, on 25 April 1945. via VE-Day, 29 pilots flying within the staff had earned ace prestige.
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To test the matter, Tucker suggested a conrest that would see him fly a P-38L against Creighton in a P-51 D. Once ai rborne, at 10,000 ft Tucker proved that he could out-tu rn and out-climb Creighton, thus making it virtually impossible for the laner pilot to shake the P-38 off his tail. 5 victories at Nancy/Elsey on 18 August 1944. However, he considered the P-51 D to be much better at aerial combat - a belief he more than confirmed by scoring nine kills with the type. Gleason also downed three Bf 1 09~ with the Lightning too I via Gleason) w 00 < m :JJ C/) C C/) P-51 D/K to have superior acceleration.
Saw many strikes at the wing roots and in the fuselage. Smoke began pouri ng out of the rear of the fuselage, after wh ich he slowly turned over and went down at least 8000 ft, still smoking furiously. [lost sight of him at that point because J had begun to concentrate on the next one. I closed on him and gave him about a five-second burst, knocking his aileron off, after which my wingman, Lt Dunn, neatly polished him off. 'The Fw 190s were headed straight for a box of bombers when I opened up on my last one, observing hits and a couple of parts coming off him, when] ran out ofammunition.
This was due to be the colonel's final mission with the group, for he had been ordered to report to 65th Fighter Wing Headquarters to commence a staffjob at month-end. Lt Richard Creighton was Zemke's wingman, and upon his rerurn to Wattisham he wrote; Lt Dick Creighton's crewchief stands beside 434th FS P-51D 44-15381 "Super Wabbit". Another well used Mustang that survived the war, the fighter was unceremoniously salvaged following VE-Day. Its "Super Wabbit" motif was one of three artworks painted by 434th FS Mustang pilot Lt Eugene Sears I Tabatt collection I 79 w > LL a:: w f0..
479th Fighter Group: Riddle's Raiders (Aviation Elite Units) by John Stanaway