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

Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, by Wil S. Hylton, (electronic resource)

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
by 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, archeologists, and deep-sea divers who offered everything to finally give their story an ending"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hylton, Wil S
Dewey number
940.54/26966
Index
no index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.H95 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Airmen
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • HISTORY / General
  • World War II
  • United States
Label
Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, by Wil S. Hylton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E2009592-443B-485A-8CE5-2CA5178BF462
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101616253
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861750787
Label
Vanished : the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II, by Wil S. Hylton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E2009592-443B-485A-8CE5-2CA5178BF462
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101616253
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861750787

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