April 10, 2014
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A B-24 bomber is shot down during a mission over the Japanese held island of Palau in 1944. A mystery is born when there is no wreckage where the plane crashed and, although some crewmen were observed parachuting into the shallow water near the island, none were seen again. Years later a man named Pat Scannon picks up the thread of this mystery and doggedly follows it through the formation of the unit that becomes the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii. This organization is now charged with identifying the remains of missing American servicemen from all conflicts. It takes 60 years but the mystery is finally solved. Written in an easy-to-read style this book is a salute to the dead and missing as well as those who bring them home.