Army soldier digs into story of missing WWII pilot

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Fort Campbell soldier has turned his lifelong passion for finding military artifacts into a mission to discover what happened to a young World War II pilot who had been missing since 1945.

Sgt. First Class Danny Keay, who is serving with the 101st Airborne Division, grew up in Germany and has worked for years uncovering war crash sites. He has helped recover the remains of eight service members missing in action, including an American fighter pilot found in 2005.

After years of research, Keay has written a book about the last days of the downed fighter pilot, 22-year-old 1st Lt. Paul Mazal from Loomis, Calif., whose plane crashed in Germany in 1945. The book, called "Roscoe Red Three Is Missing," is due to be published this summer.


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