So I Bought an Air Force

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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. 272 Pages Paperback

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