By Christopher Robbins
The excellent within tale of the world's so much impressive covert operation.
Air the USA - a mystery airline run via the CIA - flew missions nobody else could contact, from basic Claire Cennault's mythical Flying Tigers in WW II to 2 brutal many years 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 used to be 'Anything, wherever, Anytime'. no matter if it used to be supplying meals and guns or spooks and opium, Air the US used to be the single airline the place you did not desire reservations - only a hell of loads of braveness and a willingness to fly to the sour end.
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