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Breathe To Read

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Read The World - Palau - Vanished

Book: Vanished - The Sixty Year Search For The Missing Men of World War II
Author: Wil S. Hylton
Pages: 320
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 156th read for the year

The story is about 11 airmen in World War II that vanished in Palau.  Most were sure it crashed into the ocean, but some people thought the men parachute to safety.  Others thought some of the men returned to the United States and started new lives.   But the bottom line was that the airmen were never seen again and the airplane was never found.

For 60 years people have searched for the plane and for clues around the crash.  The Government, the families, scientist, divers - a group effort of people kept turning up nothing.  But the determination of those invested in the search never gave up on bringing closure to this mystery.

This book tells the stories of the airmen, the stories of the searches, and the history of Palau.  It is a well told story that pulls it all together.  The fact that these folks spent 60 YEARS looking for this plane is incredible.  But solving this mysterday proved to take a lot of time, a lot of man power, and a lot of patience.  I commend all of those who took this on to bring peace to the families of the missing men.

Stars: 4

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