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Finding a Fallen HeroFinding a Fallen Hero

The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner

Bob Korkuc

Narrated by Richard Travis

Available from Audible

Book published by University of Oklahoma Press

An author’s quest to discover what really happened to his uncle in World War II.

To all appearances, Anthony “Tony” Korkuc was just another casualty of World War II. A gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, Korkuc was lost on a bombing mission over Germany, and his family believed that his body had never been recovered. But when they learned in 1995 that Tony was actually buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his nephew Bob Korkuc set out on a seven-year quest to learn the true fate of an uncle he never knew.

Finding a Fallen Hero is a compelling story that blends a wartime drama with a primer on specialized research. Author Bob Korkuc initially set out to learn how his Uncle Tony came to rest at Arlington. In the process, he also unraveled the mystery of what occurred over the skies of Germany half a century ago.

Korkuc dug up military documents and private letters and interviewed people in both the United States and Germany. He tracked down surviving crewmembers and even found the brother of the Luftwaffe pilot who downed the B-17.

A gripping chronicle of exhaustive research, Finding a Fallen Hero will strike a chord with any reader who has lost a family member to war. And it will inspire others to satisfy their own unanswered questions.

Bob Korkuc is an electrical engineer who lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.


“Korkuc has written a book that succeeds magnificently on two levels: as relentless search for a loved one lost in World War II and as an intimate portrait of a bomber crew. The book grabs the reader from page one and never lets go.”

—Donald L. Miller, author of Masters of the Air: America‚Äôs Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War against Nazi Germany

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