New book on the recovery of Brewster Buffalo BW-372

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  1. owen

    owen New Member

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    As a Naval Aviation enthuiast and an aviation buff I havealways had a great interest
    in the Battle of Midway. WhenI heard some years ago that a Brewster Buffalo had
    been located I followed the story on the internet as best I could.There was lots of
    vague and often times contradictory in-formation out there.


    I have been fortunate to come to know a number of menwho flew at Midway.
    One of these was Bill brooks, the last American to fly combat in a Buffalo.


    When the Buffalo was delivered to NNAM I was fortunateenough to be there and
    was one of the first to see it as thecrates were opened. I also got to meet Gary
    Villard, theman who got the plane out of Russia. One of my goals was one day to
    introduce former Marine Brooks to former Marine Villard and let Brooks see the
    Buffalo. Sadley, Mr Brooks passed while the Buffalo was on display in Finland,
    so we will never have that chance.


    I am fortunate enough to have been able to read the firstchapter of the book.
    It wet my appetite to learn the restof the story and I can't wait to get my hands
    on a copy. This book will answer a lot of questions people have been wondering
    about. Likley, it will raise some others. In any case, it promises to be a fascinating
    read.
     
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    Very cool Owen, any idea what the name of the book will be?
     
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    I have now read the book and can say this thing reads like a
    Tom Clancy novel. Amazing stuff; just a real page turner. As
    we close on 2011 and the return date of the aircraft to Pensacola,
    I look forward to seeing it again at NNAM.

    I recommend the book highly. It's expensive, but damn, ten years
    to get that airplane....
     
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    I'm going to move this to our book section. Looks very interesting. Always loved the Buffalo.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know Owen, just added it to my "must buys"
     
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