The next book will include all the research into the brothers’ casualty reports, missions reports, MACRs (Missing Aircraft Reports) from the National Archives and Junior’s accident report. I joined reunion groups so I could correspond with men who knew one of the brothers, one eye witness to the crash, a best friend (he even stopped in Iowa to meet Mom and me).
I’m still in contact with a niece of one bomber crew member, also lost with Dale Wilson, and grandchildren of another.
One chapter will be about an attempt to locate the B-25 off New Guinea, with a diver who hired a boat with side-scanner sonar. It was planned as a documentary.
Stay tuned for publication, probably in 2023.