Air America

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781908059017

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 19th January 2012

Genre: Humanities / History / Military History

Select a format:


Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

The incredible inside story of the world’s most extraordinary covert operation.

Air America – a secret airline run by the CIA – flew missions no one else would touch, from General Claire Cennault’s legendary Flying Tigers in WW II to two brutal decades cruising over the bomb-savaged jungles of Southeast Asia. Their pilots dared all and did all – a high-rolling, fast-playing bunch of has-beens and hellraisers whose motto was ‘Anything, Anywhere, Anytime’. Whether it was delivering food and weapons or spooks and opium, Air America was the one airline where you didn’t need reservations – just a hell of a lot of courage and a willingness to fly to the bitter end.