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Hidden Warbirds II: More Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft

Hidden Warbirds II: More Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft

by Nicholas A. Veronico

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The continuation of World War II’s most intriguing new aviation series. In Hidden Warbirds II, the engaging follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hidden Warbirds, aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico further explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks and recoveries. The long-long aircraft featured in this much-anticipated sequel include the Dotty Mae, a P-47 rescued from a lake in Austria; a Hawker Tempest being restored in Texas; and a Junker 88 recovered from the icy waters of Norway. Throughout the book, Veronico provides a history of each aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery, all accompanied by incredible documentary photographs. With over 150 of these photographs, depicting more than 20 warbird stories spanning the world, Hidden Warbirds II triumphantly continues a nonfiction series that renowned military author Alan Griffith calls “a fascinating joy to read.”


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ISBN-13: 9781627881975
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Nicholas A. Veronico has written extensively on US naval operations in World War II on the sea and in the air. He is the author of Hidden Warbirds (Zenith, 2013), Hidden Warbirds II (Zenith, 2013), Battlestations: American Warships in WWII (Motorbooks, 2001), and World War II Shipyards of the Bay Area (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), as well as F4U Corsair (Motorbooks, 1994) and Convair PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 Privateer (Ginter Books, 2012). In addition, he appeared on the TV series Life After People in the 2010 episode "Take Me To Your Leader," providing history and commentary on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard near San Francisco, California.


Nicholas A. Veronico has written extensively on US naval operations in World War II on the sea and in the air. He is the author of Hidden Warbirds (Zenith, 2013), Hidden Warbirds II (Zenith, 2013), Battlestations: American Warships in WWII (Motorbooks, 2001), and World War II Shipyards of the Bay Area (Arcadia Publishing, 2007), as well as F4U Corsair (Motorbooks, 1994) and Convair PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 Privateer (Ginter Books, 2012). In addition, he appeared on the TV series Life After People in the 2010 episode "Take Me To Your Leader," providing history and commentary on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard near San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction: They're Still Out There… 7

Part 1 What Historic Aircraft Do the Waters Hold? 30

Battle of Britain: Do-17 Recovery 32

Bringing Up a Birdcage Corsair 40

Ju-88 U4+TK Recovery and Restoration 54

Dyke Lake B-17 Recovery 64

Lend-Lease P-39 Restoration 88

Part 2 In from the Swamps and Jungles 96

Thunderbolt in a Swamp 98

Sole Surviving Brewster F3A-1 Corsair 110

Recovering the Sandbar Mitchell 124

Australian Outback P-40 over the Wine Country 142

Part 3 Lucky Finds: Rare Warbirds in Unusual Places 154

Return of a Uruguayan Air Force Mustang 156

Hawker Tempest II Restoration in Texas 168

Where Did All the B-24 Liberators Go? 178

Hidden in Plain Sight: Mustangs on Poles 200

World War II Privateer Survived as a Firebomber 216

Epilogue: What Does the Future Hold? 230

Bibliography and Suggested Reading 238

Index 252

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