By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver,Chris Davey
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Dubbed the 'Eagles of Duxford', the 78th Fighter staff (FG) used to be particular in being the one fighter unit within the 'Mighty 8th' to fly the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang operationally. Arriving within the eu Theatre of Operations (ETO) in November 1942, and finally dedicated to wrestle 5 months later, the 78th, besides the 4th and 56th FGs, 'wrote the ebook' on long-range fighter escort through VIII Fighter Command within the ETO.
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