6 weeks after the wedding, her husband disappeared without a trace. The truth has opened only 70 years later.
They met in 1944 in Texas, USA. Young Peggy fell in love with 22-year-old stately pilot Billy Harris at first sight. Soon the lovers got married, but their happiness was not destined to last long. The couple spent together only 6 weeks before Billy was called to the front. The newlyweds said goodbye in the port, and Billy sailed to France. This was the last time they saw each other: the boy never returned.
No one knew what happened to the pilot. A few days later, on arrival at his destination, he simply disappeared without a trace. Peggy was put down by this tragedy, but since his death was not confirmed, she refused to believe that her beloved husband was dead.
Almost 70 years later, among the military archives, one of Peggy's relatives found a record about Billy. True, which suddenly opened Peggy, forced the old woman to go to France.
Archival records claimed that Billy's plane was shot down over Normandy, near the town of Les Ventes, just a few days after the start of his service. Here the pilot was buried. However, when the woman arrived at the grave of her husband, a huge surprise awaited her.
For the small town of Les Ventes, Billy Harrison became not just a hero - he became a symbol of selflessness and sacrifice. In his honor, here is the main street, which annually marches to the Victory Day. Billy's grave is still covered with flowers. A simple American pilot became a hero for the inhabitants of this small French town and was posthumously awarded a medal for bravery and courage. And that's why.
Billy's plane was shot down over Les Ventes and began to plummet. Knowing that he himself would not survive, Billy did everything to take the plane as far as possible from the city. Realizing that his own death was inevitable, Billy decided to save the lives of civilians by all means. Of the last forces, he sent a burning plane to the forest, away from residential buildings.
Upon learning of the tragic fate of her husband, Peggy visits his grave in France every year.
Here she met a 91-year-old Guy Surlow, the only living witness to that plane crash. It is amazing that, being on the verge of death, Billy did everything he could to prevent the plane from falling into apartment buildings. Billy's selfless deed is remembered here to this day.
It is very sad that Peggy had to wait so long to find out the truth about her husband. Due to communication problems, a 70-year-old woman did not know that Billy was dead and buried in France. She had been waiting for him all her life, never having gotten married. But despite the tragedy of the situation, Peggy found friends in this quiet French town. Locals do not care about her soul, shifting the feat of her husband and the woman herself.