As World War II rages across Europe in spring 1945, an American airman comes to grief in the line of duty somewhere over southern Germany. For more than 70 years, his family and best friend are left to wonder about his ultimate fate. Then a team of investigators discover a tree that has been hiding an incredible secret for seven decades.
Growing up together in Seattle, Washington, William J. Gray Jr., born in 1923, and Jim Louvier, 1921, were the best of friends. The pair shared a newspaper delivery route in Rainier Valley in the city’s South End district, and remained close during their time at school. However, by the time they were young men, their world would change forever.