Project 19 - A Mission Most Secret

A US (Douglas Aircraft Corporation) project set up about 1940/41 in Eritrea to restore/refurbish RAF P-40's, must have been a Major undertaking as it employed some 2000 (primarily US) personnel

Involved use of C-47's to airfreight whole (damaged/used) aircraft from Egypt to Eritrea - wings were underslung the C-47 fuselage!!! (lengthways)

Apparently a book "Project 19 - A Mission Most Secret By John W. Swancara" was published in 1996 but is currently out of print though a certain S American river is offering copies at some 135 - which is a tad expensive

Does anyone have any other info

PZULBA - Out of Africa (Retired}