So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza's Nicaragua

So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza's Nicaragua

by W. W. Martin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938690365
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue 3

Chapter 1 Crash 5

Chapter 2 Planes for Sale 13

Chapter 3 Bitten by the Flying Bug 16

Chapter 4 Machine Guns and Mercenaries 24

Chapter 5 Doublet-Cross 36

Chapter 6 A Famous Chicago Gangster 50

Chapter 7 Hired Pilots: Part I 60

Chapter 8 Cockpit Tales 64

Chapter 9 Hired Pilots: Part II 69

Chapter 10 B-26 Bronco-Riding 73

Chapter 11 Hired Pilots: Part III 83

Chapter 12 Juan Bonilla 103

Chapter 13 Whither Thou Goest… 106

Chapter 14 Of Transports and Trainers 119

Chapter 15 Nica Days 125

Chapter 16 Tico Troubles 131

Chapter 17 A Gift for the General 138

Chapter 18 Through the Fence 142

Chapter 19 Travels with Bill 148

Chapter 20 A Foreign Affair 174

Chapter 21 This Nicaraguan Life 178

Chapter 22 Jimmy Angel's Gold 183

Chapter 23 Thunderbolt Down 187

Chapter 24 Counsel from the Commandant 189

Chapter 25 An Evening with the Dusters 198

Chapter 26 Chila 203

Chapter 27 Martinez the Cab Driver 210

Chapter 28 Into the Mangrove Jungle 214

Chapter 28 Yankee Blues 223

Chapter 30 El Gato 228

Chapter 31 Wheels Up 235

Epilogue 241

Acknowledgments 253

Index 255

About the Author 259

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