P-38 lightning by Pamela Reynolds

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Published by Turner Pub. Co. in Paducah, KY .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.,
  • Lightning (Fighter planes)

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Statement[writer and editor, Pamela Reynolds].
LC ClassificationsD790 .R494 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2221005M
ISBN 100938021354
LC Control Number89050039

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