Trumans be crazy (some of them)
There's a family tradition of doing interesting things. The author poses with his Uncle George Truman's Piper Cub (actually a Piper PA-12) that circumnavigated the globe in 1947, leading a team of two identical Pipers across two oceans and a number of continents. One of the 100-horsepower aircraft is on display in the Smithsonian in DC; the other is flown out of the Piper Museum in Lock Haven PA.
The author's next book is going to be the story of that incredible journey. A pilot seeking fame and celebrity was accompanied by a baby-faced warrior who had become unhappy with his post-war life in America and was checking out the entire world for someplace to get away from it all.
George Truman found fame, but only 15 minutes' worth of it. His wingman never really came home, spending much of the rest of his life fighting foreign wars.