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Finding a Fallen Hero by Bob Korkuc
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An author's quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II To all appearances, Anthony "Tony" Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew. Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago. Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17. Dozens of photographs help readers envision both Tony Korkuc's fateful flight and his nephew's dogged search for the truth. A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions.

Author Biography

Bob Korkuc is an electrical engineer who lives in Amherst, New Hampshire. James M. McCaffrey is retired as Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown and is author of several books, including Inside the Spanish-American War: A History Based on First-Person Accounts.
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2008
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Contributor
Foreword by James M McCaffrey
Illustrations
Frontispiece; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
University of Oklahoma Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
163x230x23
ISBN-13
9780806138923
Product ID
3403916

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