Wet Wings & Drop Tanks: Recollections of American Transcontinental Air Racing 1928-1970

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Here is a unique, revealing, one-of-a-kind book about many of the personalities, pilot, and aircraft involved in major transcontinental races across the United States from 1928-1970. Cross-country unlimited class events-including non-stop air derbies of t

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