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So I Bought an Air Force : The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza's Nicaragua
by W. W. Martin


Overview - Nicaraguan strongman General Anastasio Somoza is making room for the modern jets sent down by his Cold War ally, the United States. Will Martin, a 34-year-old civilian pilot, has just suffered the loss of his family business in Chicago and is looking to make a fresh start.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Nicaraguan strongman General Anastasio Somoza is making room for the modern jets sent down by his Cold War ally, the United States. Will Martin, a 34-year-old civilian pilot, has just suffered the loss of his family business in Chicago and is looking to make a fresh start. So I Bought An Air Force is the wild but true tale of how Martin buys the Nicaraguan Air Force's fleet of P-51 Mustangs, F-47 Thunderbolts, and C-45 Expeditors and his struggles to get his planes back up to the U.S. With stunning color photographs from the author's personal archive, "So I Bought An Air Force" gives the reader a vivid look at the rough-and-tumble world of 1960s Latin America from the cockpit of some of the hottest American aircraft ever built.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781938690365
  • ISBN-10: 1938690362
  • Publisher: Two Harbors Press
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 259
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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