Fifty-Six Years Later, Daughter Learns Secret of B-29 Crash That Killed Her Father


In 1948, Al Palya died in the crash of an Air Force B-29 in Waycross, Ga.

For years, his daughter, Judy Palya Loether, battled the U.S. government to learn the details of how and why the jet crashed.

The Los Angeles Times today details the story of Loether’s quest and the government’s extraordinary effort to keep a secret.


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