Photo by Todd Hewey, artistic rendering by J. Kevin Tumlinson
Philip Makanna
Photo © Todd C. Hewey, Composite by J. Kevin Tumlinson

Contact Information:

665 Arkansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone - 415-824-7074
E-mail -
Web Site -


Philip Makanna has been photographing restored World War II airplanes around the world since he first saw a Confederate Airforce Show in 1974. A resident of San Francisco, he is the author of three highly successful books, GHOSTS: A Time Remembered, GHOSTS: Vintage Aircraft of World War II and GHOSTS of the Skies: Aviation in the Second World War.

Makanna's third book, GHOSTS of the Skies: Aviation in the Second World War, was released in commemoration of the end of the Second World War and is a remarkable tribute to the unforgettable planes that won the war and the courageous men who flew them. Mr. Makanna is also the creator of the world's most popular aviation wall calendar, GHOSTS: A Time Remembered.