For the US Army Air Force the advent of the Merlin engine P-51 Mustang fighter in World War 2 ushered in a new equation in the Intensity and success of the up until then precarious daylight bombing missions over Nazi Europe. For the first time ever the long suffering bomber crews now knew that they had their 'Little Friends' flying protective escort close by, even to targets as far away as Berlin, Dresden and Munich. Missions the Luftwaffe hierarchy did not ever envisage as remotely possible.
Experience the devastating effect of the introduction of the Mustang upon the daylight bombing missions of the US Eighth Air Force as seen through the eyes of one young pilot. This dramatic story by the author of Falklands 2 and Off Target takes you back to the dark days of WW2, the challenges, the fears, the hopes of the free world in vivid and powerful detail. Fiction that is closer to fact.