ANZAC Day Special - Aussie WWII Pilots Lost But Not Forgotten, New Book by Mark J. Reichman

Share Article

On 11 February 1942, three Lockheed Hudsons manned by courageous Australians made a historic masthead height attack on Japanese shipping in New Britain. The surprise attack was successful but two of the Hudsons never returned; but the four man crew of Hudson A16-126 were never discovered and for 66 years, the families had no rest as to the fate of their loved ones ... until now.

BOOK: M I A: That the Lost May be FOUND

BOOK: M I A: That the Lost May be FOUND

For anyone who has lost someone and there is no body, there is a sense of it being unfinished.

As seen on Channel Ten News, the RAAF conducted a search for the remains of the four missing aviators. Personal items found at the crash site were returned to the grateful families as a memorial to be cherished with pride.

Read the full account of the discovery of Hudson A16-126 in MIA: That the LOST May be FOUND! by Mark Reichman, who along with his family, for eight years searched the jungles of Papua New Guinea for WWII crash sites. After finding eight Japanese, two US and four Australian airplanes, they discovered the missing Lockheed Hudson in May of 2008. Three years later, Reichman accompanied emotional family members to the locations where their loved ones had perished.

This is a true life adventure that gives honor to those who gave all they had to give for the freedoms we now enjoy. With over 86,000 US and Australian military personnel still missing from WWII, this story touches the hearts of many as it gives hope to thousands who are carrying the pain for those who went to war and never returned. The book also gives insight into what governments and amateur historians are doing in this honorable endeavor of finding our war heroes who are still missing in action.

Peter Stone, author of Hostages to Freedom, the Fall of Rabaul, thoroughly enjoyed this easy, interesting read. "My initial reaction is 'Wow!'," Stone said. "Mark had a great story to tell and he told it well."

Gregory Williams OAM who is a Squadron Leader in the Air Force and has been involved in MIA research and recoveries since 1998 commented that, "Hopefully this book will inspire others to continue the search."

Burl Burlingame, Curator, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor; Author of Advance Force - Pearl Harbor remarked, "Reichman's humorous, modest account of his family's adventures in aviation wreck finding is fascinating and well-paced, and a little humbling as well."

More Information:
Amazon: MIA: That the Lost May be FOUND (Volume 1) {Paperback}
Amazon: MIA: That the Lost May be FOUND {Kindle Edition}
Barnes & Noble: MIA: That the Lost May be FOUND
Tower Books: MIA: That the Lost May be FOUND

About Mark J. Reichman: Born in Joliet, Illinois. He served four years in the US Navy from 1973 - 1977 as an Aviation Mechanic working on jet engines for the EA6B Prowler. He received his B.A. in intercultural ministries with New Tribes Mission. In 1986, along with his wife Joan, and five-month-old baby, Micah, he moved to Papua New Guinea.

Copies of MIA: That the Lost May be FOUND! is in stock at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. For signed copies, contact the author at: http://www.mia-missinginaction.com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Mark Reichman
Visit website