By Wil S. Hylton
Within the fall of 1944, a huge American bomber wearing 11 males vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a path of mysteries. in response to venture studies from the military Air Forces, the aircraft crashed in shallow water—but whilst investigators went to discover it, the wreckage wasn't there. Witnesses observed the staff parachute to defense, but the airmen have been by no means visible back. a few of their family members whispered they'd lower back to the us in mystery and lived in hiding. yet they by no means defined why.
For sixty years, the U.S. govt, the kids of the lacking airmen, and a maverick crew of scientists and scuba divers searched the islands for clues. They trolled the water with side-scan sonar, performed grid searches at the seafloor, crawled via thickets of mangrove and poison timber, and flew over the islands in small planes to shoot infrared images. With each clue they discovered, the secret simply deepened.
Now, in a spellbinding narrative, Wil S. Hylton weaves jointly the genuine tale of the lacking males, their ultimate challenge, the households they left at the back of, and the genuine cause their disappearance remained shrouded in secrecy for thus lengthy. this can be a tale of affection, loss, sacrifice, and faith—
of the timeless desire one of the households of the lacking, and the relentless choice of scientists, explorers, archaeologists, and deep-sea divers to unravel one of many enduring mysteries of global struggle II.