Aviation historian Nick Veronico has been investigating and writing about aircraft wrecks for many years. His website, www.wreckchasers.com, is the go-to source for enthusiasts who want to kw 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 Dotty Mae (a P-47 submerged for over 60 years in the Traunsee in Austria and excavated and recovered with great care), the Swamp Ghost (a B-17e which crashed in New Guinea in the latter days of World War II and which was only recently discovered), and Glacier Girl (a P-38, part of The Lost Squadron, 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.
Author Nicholas A. Veronico (San Carlos, CA) comes from a family of pilots-both his mother and father held private tickets, and his brother is a commercial pilot who flies for a major airline. Veronico got his start in aviation journalism in 1984. He has written more than 25 books on aviation, military, and local history subjects, and was the lead author of Wreckchasing 101: A Guide to Finding Aircraft Crashes and Crashes Sites. In 1995, he started the website Wreckchasing.com, which has become the central meeting place for the wreckchasing community. Veronico has explored more than 100 aircraft crash sites throughout the United States. This is his ninth book for Zenith Press.