The P-38 made its strive against debut in Europe in mid-1942, the 1st American combatants being flown to the united kingdom earlier than heading extra east to 12th Air strength devices in North Africa. Its provider during this theatre, and later over the heartland of Germany itself, earned the P-38 the nickname 'der gabelschwanzer Teufel' (the 'fork-tailed' devil). This quantity lines the careers of many formerly unknown aces in the USAAF in Europe, and is helping redress the stability which has long ago visible all of the 'glory' for the fighter victories during this theatre shared among the pilots of the P-47 and P-51. a few 17 pilots scored 7 or extra kills at the P-38 within the ETO/MTO.
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