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Fateful Flight of the Lonesome Polecat II
by Michael I. Darter


Overview - For 60 years the author felt much anguish and yearned to discover what happened to his only brother, S/Sgt. Eugene F. Darter, who enlisted in the Army-Air Force after Pearl Harbor and was assigned to a B-17 crew. Just before departing for England and never to be heard from again, his brother came home and carried his newly born brother through the neighborhood on a pillow.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For 60 years the author felt much anguish and yearned to discover what happened to his only brother, S/Sgt. Eugene F. Darter, who enlisted in the Army-Air Force after Pearl Harbor and was assigned to a B-17 crew. Just before departing for England and never to be heard from again, his brother came home and carried his newly born brother through the neighborhood on a pillow.

Over the years attempts to locate information were of no avail but the initial bonding of brothers did not diminish. Then in 2000, through a World War II B-17 web site, a summary of the aircraft's missions and a list of the 10 crewmates were discovered.

A four year intensive investigation was set into motion beginning with a shocking conversation with the crewmate who found his wounded brother in the burning aircraft and helped him bail out. Beyond all belief, eyewitnesses were located on a Dutch island that saw Eugene parachute through the mist and also saw his badly damaged B-17 roar over their heads 60 years previous.

"Fateful Flight of the Lonesome Polecat" describes the story of the B-17 crew from its formation to the end of World War II and shares the compelling and emotional search for a missing loved one.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780595325887
  • ISBN-10: 0595325882
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Publish Date: October 2004
  • Page Count: 148


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