‘Lost Eagles’ author Blaine Pardoe honors Pearl Harbor at UM Press event

by Trade Marketing on November 30, 2010

Pardoe An airman, veteran and hero, Frederick Zinn is the focus of military historian Blaine Pardoe’s latest book, “Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars.” In a special event hosted by the University of Michigan Press Author Series on Tuesday, December 7th, Pardoe honors Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by celebrating the late Michigan hero and discussing the book.

Blaine Pardoe weaves together the complex story of a man who brought peace and closure to countless families who lost airmen during both world wars. His lasting contribution to warfare was a combination of his methodology for locating the remains of missing pilots (known as the Zinn system) and his innovation of imprinting all aircraft parts with the same serial number so that if a wreck was located, the crewman could be identified. The tradition he established for seeking and recovering airmen is carried on to this day.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery/Room 100, on the diag in University of Michigan’s central campus. Pardoe’s talk will be followed by a book sale and signing. For more information, call (734)-615-6477.

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