A military cover-up seemed increasingly likely.
But then they play the music, and the sense of the times and the people who lived them comes rushing to the fore, a palpable force.
Dennis was commissioned by Miller's family to investigate and has now published a book giving a full account of what happened for the first time.
Was he on a secret mission to end the war? Some parts are downright sanctimonious, cleaned and sanitized and ironed and starched past all recognition of real life and done, mind you, for your protection in that Hollywood way lest dat jive starta discombobulate ya.
Fred Shaw, a navigator on one of the Lancasters, was a witness.
Several days after our plane left London, we were notified that an aircraft that might be ours had crashed on the coast of France and that the occupants were dead.
He spent a year at the University of Colorado before dropping out to return to the music business.