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Author Hylton, Wil S.

Title Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II / by Wil S. Hylton.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2013.

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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  940.5426 HYLTON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  940.5426 HYL    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  940.54 HLY NEWBKS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  940.54 HYL    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  940.5426 HYL    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  940.54 HYLTON    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  940.54 HYLTON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.54 HYLTON    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.5426 HYL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  940.5426 H99    Check Shelf

Description 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary " From a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of scientists and scuba divers searched the archipelago for clues with cutting-edge technology and unyielding determination. They crawled through thickets of mangrove and slogged into groves of poison trees, flew over the islands in private planes shooting infrared photography, trolled the water with magnetometers and side-scan sonar, and launched grid searches on the seafloor, but the trail seemed to lead nowhere. Now, in a spellbinding narrative, Wil S. Hylton weaves together the true tale of the missing men, their final days, the loved ones left wondering, and the broad sweep of world events that converged upon their last mission. With more than 56,000 troops still missing, the Pacific theater of World War II accounts for two-thirds of all American MIAs over the past century. These soldiers have never been seen again. But our government has never stopped trying to find them, and for two generations, their families have passed down the wounds of war, unable to find closure in a story without an ending. This is the story of those missing soldiers, the families they left behind, and the legion of scientists, explorers, archeologists, and deep-sea divers who offered everything to finally give their story an ending"-- Provided by publisher.
"From mesmerizing storyteller Wil S. Hylton, the gripping search for a missing World War II military crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy in American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-265).
Contents Rumors -- Wreckage -- Airmen -- Discovery -- Landfall -- Arnett -- Pledge -- Combat -- Contact -- Wasteland -- Secret police -- Last days -- Breakthrough -- Fallout -- Recovery -- Trapped -- Closure.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Palau.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- Palau.
Aircraft accidents -- Investigation -- Palau.
Airmen -- United States -- Biography.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
HISTORY / United States / General.
HISTORY / General.
ISBN 9781594487279 hardback
1594487278 hardback
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