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World War II in the Pacific covered a vast area; however a primary focus of the war effort was on the Philippine Islands. Many Americans and Filipinos lost their lives there during this conflict. Many of them are still listed as missing in action. This is the true story of one of the missing, Francis Ford, Patrol Bombing Squadron 101, and World War II in the Philippines. The heavy bomber squadrons, somewhat unique in the U.S. Navy, flew the heavy four engine- B-24 Liberator, known as the PB4Y-1 in the naval service. This is a story of the war, and the last mission of the Miller's High Life, their aircraft, and of the eleven men who left Morotai early in the morning of October 19, 1944. Four would never return.
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About the Author
James Ford is a retired police officer, criminal investigator, and college instructor specializing in the field of criminal justice. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Jim was born in Spokane, Washington in 1945 and was raised in Silverton, Oregon. He currently resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife Analyn. They travel to the Philippines as often as they are able. A strong interest in World War II military history, especially of the Pacific Theater and the Philippines, was spurred by the loss of his brother. He undertook a project to research the history of Navy Liberator squadron VPB101, to which Francis was assigned, and began an attempt to locate his brother's remains so he could be brought home. That search resulted in this book.