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Ive heard persuasive raves about this work by Hylton, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His concern: the Pacific theater of World War II, from which more than 56,000 U.S. troops are still missing-two-thirds of all American MIAs over the past century. Hylton focuses on an American bomber lost somewhere over the archipelago of Palau on September 1, 1944, with 11 men on board. For 60 years, the U.S. government, children of the airmen, and a cutting-edge team of scientists and scuba divers have tried to find them. NPR interest.

TopicsWorld War II
Military history
Missing persons
Military life
Families of military personnel
American history
SettingWar zone