Night Wings, USMC Night Fighters 1942-1953 - Aircraft by Thomas E. Doll

By Thomas E. Doll

Presents old info, together with pictures and illustrations, of the USA Marine Corps' efforts in evening strive against flying in the course of international struggle II and the Korean struggle.

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