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Hidden Warbirds II

More Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII's Lost Aircraft

By Nicholas A. Veronico

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Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 05 June 2014
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."

About the Author

Aviation historian NICHOLAS A. VERONICO has been investigating and writing about aircraft wrecks for many years. His website,, is the go-to source for enthusiasts who want to know more about how to locate vintage airplane wrecks and tell their stories. Veronico is the president of the northern California chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society, and his many books include F4U Corsair: The Combat, Development, and Racing History of the Corsair; Giant Cargo Planes; Military Aircraft Boneyards; and Blue Angels: Sixty Years of Aerial Excellence. He served as an editor for Pacific Flyer Aviation Newspapers, In Flight USA, and Airliners: The World's Airline Magazine. Veronico lives in San Carlos, California, and has most recently published Hidden Warbirds (2013) and Hidden Warbirds II (2014) with Zenith Press.


"These books tell the absorbing tale of the discovery, recovery and rebuilding of Allied and Axis warbirds." - "Aviation Week""It is a treasure trove of more than 20 stories of warbird recoveries and restoration. The book is well researched and an interesting read. More than 170 images, most in color, complement the informative text. As in the previous book, appendices provide excellent Internet resources for aircraft wreck and archaeology sites and Warbird restoration groups and aviation museums. Aviation buffs with enjoy this new Hidden Warbirds edition."" - Tailhook Association Newsletter"

EAN: 9780760346013
ISBN: 0760346011
Publisher: Zenith Press
Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.75 x 2.54 centimetres (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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