I have some super exciting news!
My book, co-authored with Alan Alexlrod, is available for pre-order! It's release date is November 27th and you can order it on Amazon.
It is very surreal to have a book for sale on Amazon. The book is not about discovering the Airplane Graveyard (because I didn't, and never claimed to.) But it is about the estimated 150 WWII American airplanes that were dumped in the northern part of Kwajalein's lagoon, with some WWII history and a little bit about me too. The amazing historical writer, Alan Alexlrod, contributed some really interesting history on Operation Flintlock (the Battle in Kwajalein) and we discuss each type of plane found in the Graveyard and what role those planes played in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The book also touches a bit on Kwajalein throughout the years; the multiple roles it's played from before WWII, during, after, and life there today.
Thank you in advance to anyone who purchases it. I hope you all will enjoy it! Publishing a book has always been a dream of mine and it's incredibly exciting (and mildly terrifying) to have it actually happen.
Here's the back cover info:
The Airplane Graveyard: The Forgotten WWII Warbirds of Kwajalein Atoll
Brandi Mueller, Alan Axelrod
Extraordinary images, never before published in book form, of the forgotten American WWII Airplanes at the bottom of the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon, from award-winning underwater photographer Brandi Mueller.
At the end of WWII, around 150 American airplanes, all veterans of the Pacific war, were dumped in the lagoon of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. A master diver and superb underwater photographer, Brandi Mueller has dived to depths of 120 feet to capture rare images of these forgotten war birds, many looking as if they could still take off and return to the war-torn skies at any moment.
Encrusted in coral, these haunting aircraft are now home to a colorful array of tropical Pacific marine life, including fish, turtles, and even the occasional shark.
Discover the stories of these historic aircraft, their heroic role in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and how and why they ended up here.
In The Airplane Graveyard, Brandi takes you below the ocean’s surface to discover the forgotten remains of Douglas SBD Dauntless, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Grumman F4F Wildcats, Grumman TBF Avengers, and an astounding eleven PBJ-1 Mitchell Medium Bombers. The haunting images are accompanied by a text that includes a historical account of the aircraft by military historian Alan Axelrod.