While 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the arrival of United States air power in Europe, this year’s events also underline why today’s US presence remains critical to the continent’s stability. US Air Forces in Europe chronicles 80 years of America’s flying services, from the arrival of the US Army Air Force in 1942, through the formation of the USAF and up to the present day. It details the Americans’ daylight combat in World War Two, the ‘cold war’ that followed, and the all-important NATO defense duties we see today. Within this publication you will find the finest US aircraft to have deployed to Europe. From the legendary wartime P-51 Mustang through to today’s state-of-the-art F-35 Lightning II.