Warbird Recovery

The Hunt for a Rare World War II Plane in Siberia, Russia

by Gordon R. Page



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9780595864225
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781583484876
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9780595864218

About the Book

April Fool's Day, 1992. Author Gordon R. Page receives a call from a business associate offering him the chance to travel to Russia in hopes of acquiring a rare World War II fighter plane. He's waited for this call for years-and it's not a joke. Packed with action, intrigue, and danger, Warbird Recovery delivers Page's gripping true story of his journey to Russia to recover the aircraft and fulfill a lifelong dream.

In bitter winter conditions, Page journeys to St. Petersburg, Russia, in an attempt to recover a rare German Bf 109 fighter plane. But everything about traveling in the former Soviet Union only reinforces the vast differences between cultures. Placing a call, buying lunch, and even riding in a taxi-to say nothing of buying an aircraft-prove to be strange and dangerous.

Putting his life at risk, Page discovers that he must learn to negotiate and have plenty of cash on hand to ensure both his safety and his return to the United States. Yet nothing can compare to the excitement he experiences upon finding lost aircraft. Unfortunately, chasing a childhood dream just might cost him his life.

About the Author

Gordon R. Page is past president of the Colorado Aviation Historical Society and opened the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in Denver. He lives with his family in Louisville, Colorado, where he owns and operates an aircraft sales and charter business.
Follow the efforts of Warbird Recovery at www.warbirdrecovery.com