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by Gordon Page
iUniverse  2005
Soft cover
210 pages
Index, photos
ISBN 0-595-35478-X
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Language: English

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Warbird Recovery
The Hunt for a Rare WWII Plane in Siberia, Russia

This book is the real story about dreaming, hunting and finally recovering a WWII aircraft. Author Gordon Page has written a book that is part travel adventure and part history that is impossible to put down.

The book begins with Page's childhood fantasy to one day own or fly a WWII warbird. Later in life, he takes a chance to travel to distant Russia and try to locate and recover a wartime wreck. But first, must convince his wife to let him travel. Before asking, he purchases "a few dozen roses to improve the odds of her approval..."

The book's honest descriptions of the American respective of traveling in Russia in the 1990s. For Pacific War enthusiasts, Page's first trip is to the country's far east, to Kamchatka and the Kurile Islands, an island chain defended by the Japan, and occupied by Russia at the end of the war.

Page and his partners face con-men, corruption, lies and disappointments at every turn, even brushes with the Russian mob. But, you will have to read the book to find out if he is successful in his goal. This highly readable and relatable read is recommended for anyone that has ever dreamed about owning a warbird themselves, or going to look for one.

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