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Aces of the 325th Fighter Group
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 03:27 PM UTC
Osprey Publishing's 117th book in their Aircraft of the Aces series chronicles the USAAF 325th FG, the legendary "Checkertail Clan", so popular with model builders.

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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 03:13 AM UTC
Great review, Fred. The Checkertails are one of my favorite groups. I read that they used to take new hotshot pilots in a P-51 and pit them against a veteran pilot in a P-40. The veteran would outfly them to the point of shame to give them a dose of reality, then build them back up to top form.
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:52 PM UTC
Hi Russ,

True! That was how Col. Baseler would "orient" new hot-shot Mustang pilots fresh from the States - a dose of good 'ol Curtiss wax on their tails!