The Redtailed Devils by Paul Cozens
Approx. 52,640 words.
Published on August 1, 2011.
Historical fiction WWII, Tuskeegee Airmen
Hauptman Otto Kruger, a German Ace, is assigned to a special fighter group tasked w/destroying U.S. bombers. He resorts to tethered bombs, and 8in. mortars. He is shot down by a young Lt. Vernon Ghest, from the 302nd fs in the 332nd fg.
Vernon is captured by the Germans and manages to escape to fight again.