Hell Hawks! details the remarkable exploits of the 365th Fighter Group. Over the course of 1,241 completed missions flying the P-47 Thunderbolts (a plane nicknamed “the Jug”), they lost 69 men - most of whom were younger than 20 years old.
The Hell Hawks harassed the hell out of German troops on the ground. They blew up enemy locations which impeded communication between German troops. Many of them became aces themselves when they went up against German aces.
This historical record of wartime derring-do reads like an action-adventure novel, a fast-paced, entertaining read that seamlessly blends real-life anecdotes with little-known behind-the-scenes action. If you have a history buff on your Christmas list that you haven’t bought a gift for yet, consider your search. Lovers of military history will not be able to put this book down until they finish it.