Body Hunters: The Unknown Soldiers

About the Show

Some 70,000 servicemen are missing from the Second World War alone, but unlike some other countries, the United States has never stopped looking for their war dead. Any find of a potential American ‘Missing in Action’ body brings the unique JPAC (Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command) team into action. Private Francis Lupo was killed during the infamous Battle of the Marne in 1918. His story provides a unique insight into American involvement in the First World War in France. In a uniquely difficult case, the team piece together clues, and for the first time in decades an Unknown Warrior is named and returned to his home and family for burial.