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Last Flight of Bomber 31 (#3002)

A U.S. military team discovers the wreckage of a World War II bomber on the edge of a volcano in the remote wilderness of Kamchatka, Russia. Nearby are the remains of several, but not all, of its crew. Who were these men and what was their role in the war? Is there any explanation for the crash? And, what became of the missing crewmembers, listed as missing-in-action since 1944? Their families have had to live for decades with questions about the fate of their courageous sons - until now. In a wild and hostile Russian wilderness, a team of aviation experts and forensic scientists set out to reclaim an important piece of history and bring closure to seven American families. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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