for Lt. Estill
This website is evolving and under renovation. Thus, you will find fewer live links along with only the headlines, not the details, of my father-quest. This is purposeful and temporary. As I work on the book about the search for and recovery of my father’s crash site, I am utilizing all my research and resources, including this site. What emerges will include all the best of the old stuff PLUS: publication and pre-purchase dates for the book and the book tour, updates, more photographs, and rare archival information. It’s a big story to assemble between two covers. This is something of a finale. I ask for your patience and hope you will be in touch, as always. via the contact tab.
As it is for now ~ enjoy.
Sharon Estill Taylor
This website documents the excavation and recovery of the World War II crash site of my father’s P-38 Lightning. 1Lt Shannon E. Estill was shot down in what was then East Germany only weeks before the end of the war on Friday April 13, 1945. He was the last man killed from the 428th Fighter Squadron, the 474th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force. This is the true measure of my devotion.