By Stephen Chapis, Andrew Thomas, Jim Laurier
Allied fighter pilots all started encountering German jets--principally the phenomenal Me 262 fighter--from the fall of 1944. shocked by way of the aircraft's pace and cost of climb, it took USAAF and RAF devices time to determine tips to wrestle this lethal chance because the Luftwaffe specific the medium and heavy bombers attacking objectives around the Reich.
A variety of high-scoring aces from the 8th Air strength (Drew, Glover, Meyer, Norley and Yeager, to call yet a couple of) succeeded in claiming Me 262s, Me 163, and Ar 234s in the course of the ultimate months of the crusade, as did RAF aces like Tony Gaze and "Foob" Fairbanks. The exploits of either well-known and little-known pilots might be chronicled during this quantity, detailing how they driven their P-47s, P-51s, Spitfires, and Tempests to the bounds in their functionality so as to down the Luftwaffe's "wonder weapons."
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