Bravo Zulu: My Search to Save Classic Warbirds

Bravo Zulu: My Search to Save Classic Warbirds

By Gerald Jerry Yagen

Established from the largest private collection of vintage warplanes in the US, the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, is a time capsule of aviation in the 20th century with an emphasis on World War II. Bravo Zulu is an account of this brainchild of celebrated collector Jerry Yagen and his wife Elaine.


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Book Information

Publisher: Silicon Valley Press
Publish Date: 10/18/2022
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 9781735873190
ISBN-10: 1735873195
Language: English

Full Description

"An uplifting and captivating collector's account adorned with beautiful photography."--Kirkus Reviews"Bravo Zulu is a passionate collector's personalized and enthusiastic ode to military aviation history."--Foreword Reviews"Throughout the carefully detailed pages, readers will find stunning photographs of these airplanes in action as well as concise accounts of their history, including their often painstaking journeys to flight-ready restoration."--BookLife Reviews"To the Yagen family, their passionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and pilots, I say, Bravo Zulu!" --Timothy J. Keating, Admiral, USN Ret.

These pages recall some of the most exciting war stories ever told and some of the most famous airplanes of all time--from Replica Fokker Dr. I triplanes built to resemble those flown by the Red Baron to painstakingly restored original combat veteran aircraft like the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Supermarine Spitfire the collection includes many of the most iconic historic aircraft.

Bravo Zulu was created to bring the stories that surround this incredible collection to life, beautifully illustrated with images of the Museum aircraft in flight, this book is the perfect way to experience the collection if you cannot visit the museum. Bravo Zulu recalls the tales of the tireless searches for and restorations of each remarkable plane, which the Yagens dedicated themselves to collecting and sharing with the world.

About the Author

Gerald "Jerry" Yagen , founder of Military Aviation Museum, was born in Hamburg, Germany, just a few months after the end of WWII. As the son of an American Army Air Corp commander, he spent much of his childhood on airbases and traveling to other countries.

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