Aircraft Accidents in Florida
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AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS IN FLORIDA
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
2008 Robert Widner firstname.lastname@example.org
This book lists over 1,000 warbird accidents that occurred in Florida during the Second World War.
The hundreds of accident summaries for AAF and USN/USMC aircraft are based on news articles, official records and original research done in the field by Mr. Widner, a Florida Wreck Chaser. The work includes hundreds of illustrations---maps, photos, satellite photos, letters, news articles, technical data/drawings and even the lyrics and music to the Air Corps Song.
The work includes a listing of WWII airfields in Florida during WWII. Also included is an index of all news articles concerning WWII warbird crashes in Florida during WWII, including publishing date and the news paper the article appeared in. Originally published in 2004, the book has been revised at least three times in the last few years (2006, 2007 and 2008). I have the 2008 version. The book is full of interesting, almost forgotten WWII airplane stories, including the tragic story of the a Florida family that suffered several dead when they were accidentally bombed by an AAF medium bomber. Mr. Widner also includes dozens of photographs taken while he and other Florida Wreck Hunters find and document WWII warbird crash sites in the swamps of Florida.
Mr. Widner's hard work and thorough research will ensure that this chapter of Florida's rich aviation heritage is preserved for future generations of aviation enthusiasts. A unique, one of a kind work--I recommend this book.
post edited by Anthony J. Mireles - 2010/04/03 17:01:12