These pilots called themselves the 'Tokyo Club'. It was a simple task to become a member. All you had to do was strap yourself into a heavily loaded P-51 Mustang, take off from Iwo Jima, fly 650 miles north over the sea - often through monsoon storms - in your single-engined aircraft to Japan, attack a heavily defended target and then turn around and fly home despite a shrinking fuel supply and perhaps battle damage as well. Do it once and you earned membership in the club. Do it 15 times and you earned a trip home. But make one mistake or have one touch of bad luck, and you had a very good chance of ending up dead. This book tells the little-known story of these brave men and their efforts to defeat the aerial forces defending Japan.Despite all the improvements being made on Iwo Jima, one thing beyond repair was the weather. As had already ... The collision of weather systems creates violent storms, the likes of which no World War 2 fighter was designed to conquer .
|Title||:||Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-10-20|