Nov 3, 2013 — On Sept. 1, 1944, a B-24 bomber went down in the South Pacific. The wreckage, and the airmen, seemed to disappear. Almost 50 years later, a scientist on vacation in Palau found an airplane wing and went on an obsessive, decade-long quest to find what happened to the plane. Author Wil S. Hylton joins NPR to discuss his new book on the mystery.
Nov 27, 2007 — At the close of World War II, a U.S. plane was shot down over the jungles of Borneo. For seven months, survivors lived among a headhunting tribe, hiding from the Japanese. Author Judith Heimann tells their story.
Nov 10, 2007 — In late 1944, seven U.S. Army airmen crashed on the island of Borneo and were rescued by a native jungle tribe. In her new book, author Judith Heimann recounts the story of their protection by natives as Japanese hunt them on the mountainous island.