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P-38 Aces of the 82nd FG
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 04:35 AM UTC
This title, described by the author as a ‘mini-history’, follows the 82nd from formation to VE day, drawing upon a great deal of archival material and personal accounts to tell the fascinating story of its pilots who fought the Axis in the big P-38.


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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 04:21 PM UTC
The 82nd was also involved in the first hostile action of the Cold War, as noted on the USAREUR website:

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Nov 7 Yugoslavia. First Hostile Encounter of Cold War. Incident at Nis. P-38s from U.S. 82nd Fighter Group squadrons mistakenly attack a Soviet column, killing 31 Soviet soldiers on the ground. They then shoot down 3 Soviet fighters. 2 U.S. pilots KIA.