Hidden Warbirds II
By Nicholas A Veronico
Published by Zenith Press, USA
RRP $39.99 in hardback
This book is definitely one for anyone fascinated by vintage aircraft. If you hang out in hangars and spend hours restoring old aircraft, I think this book will be right up your alley.
It is the second in the series from aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico. The long-lost aircraft featured in this much-anticipated sequel include a Hawker Tempest being restored in Texas; the sole surviving Brewster F3A Corsair, rescued from a swamp; and a Junkers 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. There are over 150 of these photographs, depicting more than 20 warbird stories spanning the world.
The cover photograph depicts the Do-17Z being raised from the sea in an area known as Goodwin Sands, approximately four miles from the English coast in June 2013. The recovery operation is described in detail. One section entitled Where Did All the B-24 Liberators Go? asks American readers to fill in the blanks of the fate of aircraft donated after World War II. A fascinating read for anyone interested in saving old warbirds.