P-47 Thunderbolt Units of the Twelfth Air Force (Combat Aircraft 92)
By Jonathan Bernstein, Chris Davey
96 Pages | 2012 | ISBN: 1849086729 | PDF | 11 MB
The P-47 Thunderbolt, originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, became the principle US fighter-bomber of World War 2. First adapted to the ground attack role by units of the Twelfth Air Force in early 1944, the strength and durability of the P-47 airframe, along with its massive size, earned it the nickname 'Juggernaut', which was quickly shortened to 'Jug' throughout the MTO and ETO.