Journalist Wil S. Hylton has had stories featured in New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire and Rolling Stone, but did you know he has a new book in stores Nov. 5? In Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II, Hylton follows a mysterious and perplexing story. On September 1, 1944, 11 members of the U.S. Navy disappeared during a 453 Bomber flight over the Pacific island nation of Palau. For 60 years, this sudden disappearance received little attention and little investigation, until Hylton decided it was time to dig in.
Using information from underwater archaeology, medical doctors, military historians, eyewitness accounts from island locals and even poignant insight from the families of the missing, Vanished proves to be a rewarding venture into the past.
Check out this neat trailer (with plenty of Indiana Jones-style flair!) and learn more about the upcoming book.