In the late 1950s a group of World War II veterans in south Texas began to buy surplus airplanes -- a P-40 Warhawk, a P-51 Mustang, a P-38 Lightning, a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-29 Superfortress, Messerschmitts, Zeros and other planes. Originally under the leadership of the mythical Colonel Jehtro P. Culpeper, Colonel Lloyd P. Nolen, his pilots and aircrew restored these vintage warbirds and now fly them all over the United States recreating the major aerial battles of the Second World War.

Makanna's breathtaking images capture the romance of thirty-five different types of American, British, German and Japanese aircraft. 

Specifications and silhouettes are included as well as the famous World War II pamphlet, "Fundamentals of Air Fighting".

128 pages, 64 in full color
11.5" x 9" Hardbound

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