On a frigid winter afternoon at the height of the Cold War, a Strategic Air Command B-52 Stratofortress departed Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts for a routine training mission. Hours later, the aircraft’s smoking wreckage lay scattered across a snow-encased mountainside in Maine’s desolate North Woods. This gripping account chronicles the events and aftermath of that fateful day as revealed by the men who miraculously survived and the families of those who perished.
From a local: "I have read this book and can assure you it covers every detail on this most significant Greenville and national event. If you are an aviation buff, history buff or wonder about the Greenville B-52 crash site sacred ground you will want this book on your shelf. If you are an old timer in the area you will recognize many of the names involved in the rescue."
About the author
Joseph R. Wax served eleven years as a physician in the United States Navy Medical Corps. FINAL MISSION The North Woods represents the first book by this award-winning medical researcher, educator, and author. He resides in Maine where he cares for women with complicated pregnancies.