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Lost Over Burma: Search for Closure ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520785
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Katherine Rankin, Jerry Krepakevich, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Garth Pritchard
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Civics, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Studies, History, Media and Communications, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  46m 35s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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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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