Hunting Warbirds: The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War II

by Carl Hoffman

Hardcover, 2001




Ballantine Books (2001), 256 pages


The tale of "two intense fanatics, legendary test pilot Darryl Grenamer and starry-eyed salvage wizard Gary Larkins, [who] hatched the insane idea of launching an expedition to Greenland to find the Kee Bird," a B-29 Superfortress which wrecked in 1947 on a lake of ice.

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LibraryThing member scuzzy
brialliant read, never thought i would get into it, but it just sucks you in - most of it seemed so unreal, and the shock of the destruction of the Kee Bird was like make believe - i almost refused to believe it had happened. unfortunately the photos weren't the greatest supporting act of this, especially as there were numerous journalists involved in all of the salvage attempts in this book.… (more)


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