The Toughest Fighter of World War II

Fighter of World War II

It was January 25, 1943, and fighter pilot Joe Foss from Marine Fighting Squadron 121 had just spotted a formation of over 100 Japanese bombers and Zeroes approaching the island of Guadalcanal. With only 12 men under his command, Foss knew he was outgunned and outnumbered, but he had to do what he could with what he had at his disposal. Piloting a Grumman F4F Wildcat, a heavily armored but slow aircraft that was the complete opposite of the reliable Mitsubishi Zero, Foss and his men bravely went after the enemy force to tear it apart. But as the skirmish broke out, the Japanese pilots realized the Wildcat was a rugged yet extremely resistant fighter that could take a real beating before exploding into pieces, and it was not going to be an easy fight…

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