Janson Media today announced the worldwide DVD release of the critically acclaimed documentary Last Flight Home. The documentary captures the efforts of Dr. Patrick Scannon and his BentProp Project on its mission to discover the whereabouts of WWII MIAs.
This documentary is one of the most moving DVD’s I have ever watched. – Blogger News Network
Last Flight Home follows Dr. Patrick Scannon and his team of volunteers as they search the waters and jungles of Palau attempting to locate information that can lead to the identification and recovery of remains of American MIAs. For more than 60 years, the whereabouts of these fallen heroes remained a mystery…until now. More than 200 aircraft plunged onto and around the islands of Palau during WWII battle with nearly half of their crew still listed as Missing in Action (MIA). They bravely served their country during some of the most brutal battles of World War II so we could have the freedom we enjoy today.
Palau is a group of islands in the far western Pacific Ocean including the militarily strategic island of Peleliu, which was caught in three Pacific Theater battles including Operation Desecrate One, Operation Snapshot and the Battle of Peleliu (codenamed Operation Stalemate II). The battles of Palau, fought between the U.S. and Japan during the War in the Pacific, have been largely ignored by history, eclipsed by the more famous Iwo Jima, Kwajelein and Okinawa.
In Last Flight Home, Scannon and his team have found numerous aircraft such as Corsairs, Avengers, Hellcats and B-24s during their expeditions, and tirelessly search for answers as a way of thanking the MIAs and their families for the sacrifices made decades ago.