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NOVA; Last Flight of Bomber 31


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Last Flight of Bomber 31
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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A U.S. military team discovers the wreckage of a World War II bomber on the edge of a volcano in the remote wilderness of Kamchatka, Russia. Nearby are the remains of several, but not all, of its crew. Who were these men and what was their role in the war? Is there any explanation for the crash? And, what became of the missing crewmembers, listed as missing-in-action since 1944? Their families have had to live for decades with questions about the fate of their courageous sons - until now. In a wild and hostile Russian wilderness, a team of aviation experts and forensic scientists set out to reclaim an important piece of history and bring closure to seven American families.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Last Flight of Bomber 31,” 12/12/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_58D73B79CEF9438FBE3DAC2F282CF606.
MLA: “NOVA; Last Flight of Bomber 31.” 12/12/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_58D73B79CEF9438FBE3DAC2F282CF606>.
APA: NOVA; Last Flight of Bomber 31. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_58D73B79CEF9438FBE3DAC2F282CF606
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