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World War II: Seeking for Lost Sons: More News on the Bomber Crew

Correspondence between mothers of a missing in action WWII crew.

The Final Report

The men retained their Missing In Action status for over a year.  As word leaked through that some men had survived, their mothers hoped for good news.  But most received news like Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Van Dien.

Image of Crashed Plane

Image: Lady Be Good was a B24-D bomber plane, similar to the one in this story, that crashed over Naples, Italy in April 1943.

Van Dien's Fate Revealed


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