The nightmare of the Pearl Harbor bombing had plunged an unprepared America into a frenzy of fear and defeat. Then came a glimmer of light in the form of our first WWII hero, B17 pilot Colin Kelly, Jr. His sudden presence in the heart of every American brought the dawn at midnight that would illuminate a nation in despair with the hope and courage to fight for and defend their freedom. But what was first reported left the United States War Department with a hovering cloud of uncertainty. What was truth and what was myth? Here, finally, is the true story.