An in depth account of the discovery of a crashed American bomber missing for thirty eight years and the painstaking identification of the plane s passengers...
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Berkley January 1, 1988|
|Number of Pages||:||466 Pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Missing Plane Reviews
charming piece, well written, straightforward story with medical forensic detection
This book reminds us of the ultimate cost of war. We visit a crashsite that lies undisturbed where it was swallowed up in a New Guinea rain forrest decades before. The plane lies in pieces with many articles curiously intact, and unidentified bones lie strewn about. It was my first introduction to identifying the dead from the dna stored inside, as I read this long before CSI ever hit the airwaves. What stuck me most was how family members felt that their long lost relatives were at last found. Some had old nagging questions answered, while others felt it was almost annoying to have old ghosts revisit their lives. In my own family, we still tell the story of a lad of eighteen who never came home from the Civil War, and remember his mother and siblings and some of his friends. We hold dear the letters he sent home along with his photos. Most of the families who have lost men from that war have long forgotten them, and now it is happening to the dead of World War Two. Their parents are now long gone. Their children still hold dear the vague memories they have of their fathers if they ever met them at all. Some of their wives never remarried and still think of them daily, still missing their young men into their own old age. Some of them moved on long ago, and don't want to open old wounds by remembering the past. Their brothers and sisters have never stopped missing them. You will always see them salute the flag when it passes in parades.
Boring story about an interesting subject.
I wish "Book Titles" would be more descriptive (at least in "Sub-Titles")