2016 Annual Report – Flip Book

This is a Full Page Flip Book Presentation of our 2016 Annual Report. Click here for the PDF VERSION of our 2016 Project Recover Annual Report.

2016 Annual Report: Search for MIA WASP

The 2016 Annual Report documents a special year in the history of Project Recover. It represents the first year of formal operations in partnership as Project Recover.

  • The team broadened their focus from searching for MIAs in Palau to a worldwide search.
  • Project Recover conducted missions in multiple countries, including Palau, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Saipan, Tinian, England, and the US. The searches spanned more than 20 case files and were associated with more than 100 Missing in Action service members. 
  • In addition to mission operations, Project Recover embarked on tasks to formalize the working relationship between the new partnership between the University of Delaware, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Project Recover.
  • Mission in Santa Monica Bay in November 2016. The team was searching for the only known WASP (Women Air Force Services Pilot) missing in action. Gertrude Tomkins was lost in October 1944, flying a P-51. The aircraft was last seen taking off with two other aircraft from Mines Field (now Los Angeles International Airport—LAX).

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