Project Recover’s 2018 Annual Report summarizes our global efforts to bring Missing In Action (MIA) American service members home.
We are honored to have worked on 26 cases associated with 104 MIAs and 22 POWs. Our work spanned eight countries in the Pacific and European theaters and in the Persian Gulf. We assisted in accounting for four World War II MIAs in 2018 and were honored to attend the funeral of three of them, at the invitation of the families.
Project Recover located the stern of the USS Abner Read associated with 70 MIAs in July 2018. We also announced the discovery of the B-24 Heaven Can Wait in Hansa Bay near Papua, New Guinea, in May 2018 and attended the ‘family reunion’ of its crews’ relatives in October.
The Annual Report is a year-in-review including photos and details of our efforts over the last year to bring our MIA servicemen home. It includes information about the science and technology involved in our search for MIAs, as well as the case file management system required to track 510 MIA cases representing over 2,200 individuals missing in action across 50 countries.
Read the complete 2018 Annual Report here.
Read more about Project Recover in the news here:
- March 2019 – Pat Scannon Nominated For HillVets Hagel Award
- June 2018 – Otis E. Ingram, WWII Gunner, Accounted For By DPAA
- June 2018 – Walter E. Mintus, WWII Radioman, Accounted For By DPAA
- August 2018 – Washington Post Reports Project Recover Locates Stern of USS Abner Read, WWII Destroyer
- May 2018 – The New York Times Reports Project Recover Locates B-24, Heaven Can Wait
- March 2018 – Beaver County Remembers Walter Mintus, WWII MIA, In Video
If you found my brother it would be wonderful. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him.
Hello Marty, we are still on the case. We have not forgotten.
Great work folks! Someday…possibly in my lifetime, I would love to hear that the remains of my great-uncle, his B-24 and his crew were found off of Marcus Island. Pistol Pakin Mamma, 42-72989. Shot down September 11, 1944. I have the search coordinates and approximate location. Deep waters.
Thanks for reaching out. It appears you have been in touch with us and your Great Uncle’s case is in our files.
There aren’t words to describe what you did for the Sharninghouse family.
You closed a chapter of our lives that had been left open and empty for decades. You brought family together that had never met and some hadnt seen in years. Most of all you fulfilled my Grandma’s greatest wish, you brought her son, my Uncle Ora Sharninghouse, Jr., home.
I can’t thank you all enough or praise what your orginization is doing enough.
We all are eternally grateful.
Deb Armagost (Sharninghouse)
Thank you for all you do for the families, fellow veterans & friends of the MIA. It must be so wonderful for all of them.