Thunder in the East by Richard Taylor features P-47 Thunderbolts in combat over Burma.
On 20 October 1944 a composite air force, made up of P-47 Thunderbolts from 261 and 146 Squadrons, carried out a low level attack on the vital Japanese stronghold at Mingaladon Aerodrome near Rangoon. After completing his bombing attack Warrant Officer Thomas ‘Lucky’ Carter flying his distinctive P-47 'Pistol Packin’ Mamma', engages Nakajima Ki-43 Oscars and Ki-44 Tojos along with other Thunderbolts of the unit.
Thunder in the East by Richard Taylor is signed by three RAF veterans that fought in the campaign, two that flew Thunderbolts in Burma and one of the vital ground crew that prepared the P-47s for this actual mission:
Flight Lieutenant FREDDIE BALL MC RAFVR
Flight Lieutenant RAY JACKSON MC
LAC1 BEN EVANS RAF.
31 x 21 inches overall including borders.
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