By Wil S. Hylton
From a spell binding storyteller, the gripping look for a lacking international struggle II workforce, their bomber airplane, and their legacy.
In the autumn of 1944, a huge American bomber wearing 11 males vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a path of mysteries. in line with venture reviews from the military Air Forces, the aircraft crashed in shallow water—but whilst investigators went to discover it, the wreckage wasn’t there. Witnesses observed the workforce parachute to safeguard, but the airmen have been by no means visible back. a few of their family whispered they'd back to the U.S. in mystery and lived in hiding. yet they by no means defined why.
For sixty years, the U.S. govt, the youngsters of the lacking airmen, and a maverick workforce of scientists and scuba divers searched the islands for clues. With each clue they discovered, the secret in basic terms deepened.
Now, in a spellbinding narrative, Wil S. Hylton weaves jointly the genuine tale of the lacking males, their ultimate venture, the households they left in the back of, and the true cause their disappearance remained shrouded in secrecy for therefore lengthy. this can be a tale of affection, loss, sacrifice, and faith—of the timeless desire one of the households of the lacking, and the relentless decision of scientists, explorers, archaeologists, and deep-sea divers to resolve one of many enduring mysteries of global struggle II.
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