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By Carl Molesworth,Jim Laurier

equipped in January 1941, simply because the usa was once increase army forces for its inevitable access into international warfare II, the 57th Fighter staff used to be the 1st USAAF fighter unit to enter motion in North Africa. It went directly to determine a couple of different 'firsts' in the course of its illustrious wrestle background during this theatre. Flying P-40 Warhawks, the pilots of the 57th entered wrestle in August 1942 and fought through the ultimate Allied increase from El Alamein in the course of the Axis give up in Tunisia, the seize of Sicily and the invasion of Italy. changing to the P-47D Thunderbolt in overdue 1943, the 57th persevered pounding the backing out Axis forces in Italy until eventually the top of the struggle in Europe. The 57th Fighter workforce produced a couple of aces through the struggle, and used to be additionally well-known for its pioneering achievements within the fighter-bomber role.

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