Brother Men Who Fly : A World War II Gunner's Personal Quest

Brother Men Who Fly : A World War II Gunner's Personal Quest

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Brother Men Who Fly: A WWII gunner's personal quest is a two-part reflection on the human experience before, and after the air war over Europe at the height of the Second World War. The first half is drawn from Yedlin's memories and those of his crew. The second half is the result of his quest, over fifty years later, to find out what happened to The Buzzer. The plan was believed to have disappeared in the Bay of Naples on December 9, 1944, killing everyone on board, but contradictory evidence soon began to emerge as Yedlin sifted through old military records. Eventually, he would trace and make contact with the families or friends of all sixteen men who were on the plane that day, reliving with them the memories that half a century had not erased. The two enmeshed stories are a meditation on the destinies of those who survived and those who did not. The war time experiences recounted by the survivors stayed with them throughout their lives; their stories of emotion, skill, fear and courage serve as a collective eulogy for those who died before having a chance to live their futures.


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Brother Men Who Fly: A WWII gunner's personal quest is a two-part reflection on the human experience before, and after the air war over Europe at the height of the Second World War. The first half is drawn from Yedlin's memories and those of his crew. The second half is the result of his quest, over fifty years later, to find out what happened to The Buzzer. The plan was believed to have disappeared in the Bay of Naples on December 9, 1944, killing everyone on board, but contradictory evidence soon began to emerge as Yedlin sifted through old military records. Eventually, he would trace and make contact with the families or friends of all sixteen men who were on the plane that day, reliving with them the memories that half a century had not erased. The two enmeshed stories are a meditation on the destinies of those who survived and those who did not. The war time experiences recounted by the survivors stayed with them throughout their lives; their stories of emotion, skill, fear and courage serve as a collective eulogy for those who died before having a chance to live their futures.


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