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To War With the Yoxford Boys

To War With the Yoxford Boys

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Hard cover, large format, English text.. Through the use of 527 black and white and 32 color, many rare, unpublished photos and 42 color profiles by Thomas A. Tullis, the story about the pilots, the planes, the ground crews of many trades and the military unit that gave them cohesion making them an outstanding team, the complete story of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, is told. As the official historian for the 357th and a dedicated history buff, author Merle Olmsted has been associated with and written about fighter pilots and his group for some fifty years. Included are listings from the official documents tallying the groups accomplishments. Utilizing mission reports, monthly statistical and operational reports, the pilots individual encounter reports, the Missing Air Crew Reports, USAAF accident reports and the British police repots on accidents among other information-laden personal notes, books, and articles plus the original 357th Group records on file at the Air Force Historical Archives, Olmsted weaves together the many stories, comments , incidents and hairy tales of the 357th FG.

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J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing went into business in 1983 as Military Book Distributor, selling other companies’ books through the mail. Many of those books were in German, and so during the next few years a number of individuals commented on how it would be nice to see them in English. I investigated the costs and possibilities, and the first book was printed; 400 copies of a 40-page biography on Paul Hausser (how many of you own that one?). This was followed by European Volunteers, the first hard cover and first translation. And here we are now, almost 100 books later, and many more to go.

From the first day, the company’s objective was to provide translations of the very best German-language books covering the German ground forces in WW II and to publish them in a format that would last many years (hard cover, on acid-free paper, with laminated covers). It appears that we have been fairly successful.

Started as a one-man operation by John Fedorowicz, the company grew steadily until more help was needed. Over time, 3 partners came on board and we added Tiger Hobbies as a local outlet for modelers and book buyers. Eventually, as times and economic circumstances demanded, the company has returned to the original owner. However, Sharron, who came on board in 2002 as office manager, has stayed to keep me in line and on target. Ken helps with Tiger Hobbies. So here we are, John, Sharron and Ken - when you call you will get one of us.

Defying the hard economic situation, we plan to publish many more excellent books in the future and to serve your reading and modeling needs for many more years.