PBS, Nova: “Last B-24”

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  1. Badger

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Cool! Recorder ready. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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    Thanks, Badger...read this just in time. Coming on now...woo hoo!

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    Watched the tail end. Nice story. Amazing the resources out there still tying up theses loose ends. I was unaware of the effort being made on this front.
     
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    I just watched it on-line. One of the local PBS stations has it on their web site. Well done.
     
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    I didn't know it was on. I caught the last 20 min or so last night.

    Earlier this summer, another B-24 gunner was returned to the US.

    http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/20180726/missing-no-more---local-airman-returned

    http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Re...-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-politte-v/

    My connection to him is being grade-school classmates with his niece or grand-niece (some sort of family connection, I'm guessing he was her grandfather's brother or maybe her dad's older brother.) He was 19 when he was killed in 1943, about a year and a half before the loss of the Tulsamerican.
     
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    I am watching it on the PBS Apple TV app. It is well done.
     
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    When they found the ring, and the story of the Tuskegee pilot, the families, the other bomber, the care of the storytelling...fascinating.
     
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    When I was looking for the episode on the PBS app - I noticed the next episode was on supersonic flight. It is also worth watching.
     
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    I agree. I also found it interesting to learn about the comparative survivability of ditchings in B-17s vs B-24s, in terms of the tendency of the latter to break up.