Hidden Warbirds

Hidden Warbirds

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DIVqIf you only have room in your collection for one book on WWII-era warbird wreck histories and recoveries, then it should be this one. Nicholas Veronicoa€™s thorough research and clear, concise writing style make Hidden Warbirds a fascinating joy to read.q - Alan Griffith, author of Consolidated Mess: The Illustrated Guide to Nose-turreted B-24 Production Variants in USAAF Combat Service Aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico has been investigating and writing about aircraft wrecks for many years. His website, wreckchasing.com, is the go-to source for enthusiasts who want to know more about how to locate vintage airplane wrecks and then tell their stories. In this engaging new book, Veronico explores the romantic era of World War II Warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks, including the qSwamp Ghostq (a B-17E which crashed in New Guinea in the early days of World War II and which was only recently recovered), and qGlacier Girlq (a P-38, part of qThe Lost Squadron, q which crashed in a large ice sheet in Greenland in 1942). Throughout, Veronico provides a history of the aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery with ample illustrations. Hidden Warbirds is aviation history at its best./divAir Force policy is ISO-degrees from that of the US. Navy. Air force policy on the disposition of its former aircraft is quite clear as noted in the following excerpt from the USAF Supply Manual, AFMAN 23-110, Volume 6, Excess and Surplusanbsp;...

Title:Hidden Warbirds
Author:Nicholas A. Veronico
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2013-06-15


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