During the final days of the Second World War, an RCAF crew of six young Canadians sets out on a routine mission, dropping food and supplies for isolated Burmese villages. Their Dakota cargo plane takes off over the jungle--and vanishes without a trace. Forty-five years later, a Burmese hunter finds what's left of the wreckage on a hillside, starting a chain of events which led to the recovery of the Canadians' remains.
The volunteer crew was made up of six men from across the country: pilot
William Bennet Rogers, co-pilot William Joseph Kyle, wireless operator Charles
Peter McLaren, navigator David McLean Cameron, wireless operator Stanley James
Cox, and cargo handler Cornelius John Kopp. Their average age was 22. Lost
over Burma: Search for Closure weaves together their lives and
wartime experiences--through the memories of colleagues and families--with
scenes of the dramatic 1996 mission into the Burmese jungle to recover their
remains and the emotion-laden funeral near Rangoon, where they have finally
been laid to rest with full military honours.
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