This half-hour documentary chronicles the discovery of the wreckage of an American fighter plane and its pilot, Wilton Erickson, shot down by German gunfire over Belgium during World War II. Reporter Bill Sheil follows Erickson’s Ohio-based family to Europe to meet the young German who has worked inexorably to locate the wrecked plane and the remains of the airman. The story is restrained and symbolic; the grandson of a German soldier finds closure with the family of a long-lost fighter pilot.

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