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The Resource Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, Wil S. Hylton

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

Label
Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II
Title
Vanished
Title remainder
the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Wil S. Hylton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, archaeologists, and deep-sea divers who offered everything to finally give their story an ending"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/26966
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.H95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, Wil S. Hylton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rumors -- Wreckage -- Airmen -- Discovery -- Landfall -- Arnett -- Pledge -- Combat -- Contact -- Wasteland -- Secret police -- Last days -- Breakthrough -- Fallout -- Recovery -- Trapped -- Closure
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781594632860
Lccn
2013016759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn843955756
Label
Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, Wil S. Hylton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rumors -- Wreckage -- Airmen -- Discovery -- Landfall -- Arnett -- Pledge -- Combat -- Contact -- Wasteland -- Secret police -- Last days -- Breakthrough -- Fallout -- Recovery -- Trapped -- Closure
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781594632860
Lccn
2013016759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn843955756

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