Attend a FREE talk on the on-going search for World War Two airmen, still missing in this 60th anniversary year of the end of WWII. The speaker is NY Times journalist Wil S. Hyton, who discusses search methods that include a combination of cutting-edge technology and non-stop determination.
Hyton literally wrote the book – Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II.
The program about the on-going search for the missing men of World War Two is 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27th, at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NY Public Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch with the stone lions out front. There are no reservations, so be there in time to get a seat.
On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying 11 men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For nearly 60 years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen and a maverick team of scientists and scuba divers have searched the archipelago for clues. This illustrated talk weaves together the true story 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.