The Last Mission
In World War II, American bombers flew over Germany from bases in England. These missions were a horrific lottery in which, for no apparent reason, some men lived and others died. A lifetime later one of the survivors returns to his base with the answer to an unsolved wartime murder, needing to know the fate of an English girl he loved and abandoned, and seeking the reason why his life was spared. More
In 1943 and 1944, the Army Air Force flew bombing raids over Germany from bases in England. The losses of men and planes were horrific, a lottery of death in which young American Fliers counted each day as their last. One of those fliers now returns to his World War II base. He brings with him the answer to a wartime murder, a crime that was lost in the gap between English law and American military authority. He also brings a burning need to know the fate of the girl he loved, and then abandoned at the war's end. Last Mission is the story of a life that reached a crossroads at the intersection of war and peace, and the decisions that weren't seen until long after they had been made. Now, back at the base where his manhood was forged, he wonders what might have been if he had taken another direction.