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Insights into the original missions with the pilots who flew the planes; the aircraft, weaponry and the tactics used.

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Military Channel
1 Season, 7 Episodes
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  • The F4U Corsair was one of the best combat aircraft of World War II and Ace "Pappy" Boyington scored most of his victories flying it but on January 3, 1944 Poppy got in a fight with a group of Zeros.

  • During World War II Thunderbolt pilot Don Gentile fought with a a Focke-Wulf 190 at low altitude.

  • The F4F Wildcat was able to go against the amazing Zero due to the tactics of US naval aviator John Thach.

  • The Japanese Zero had the most important features in a combat fighter, speed and maneuverability.

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