Dr. Colin Colbourn, Project Recover historian, was featured in Flak News, the 398th Bomb Group Association’s news magazine, in October 2020.
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 …
Project Recover Discovers Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer off Remote Alaskan Island in NOAA-supported Mission.
Find out what happened and how the Solomons MIA search mission went on this final article of the the teams experience in the Solomon Islands.
Follow the team on the latest adventure scuba diving MIA crash sites deep in the South Pacific and get the inside look on what and how the teams locate MIAs
Follow the team on their mission to the Solomon islands to find Solomon islands MIAs through this first post about the team, the mission and getting there.
Meet the team, share in the experience as the team heads to Mexico for WWII MIA search training in multi-beam sonar and the latest in 3D modeling.
May 22, 2018 – A B-24 D-1 bomber, Heaven Can Wait, associated with 11 American servicemen missing in action from World War II was recently found and documented in Hansa Bay off Papua, New Guinea by Project Recover—a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists, and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft associated with MIAs from WWII. The crew of “Heaven Can Wait” was part of the 320th squadron of the “Jolly Rogers” 90th Bombardment Group and was on a mission to bomb Japanese anti-aircraft batteries around Hansa Bay on March 11, 1944, when their B-24 was shot down by enemy fire causing it to crash into the ocean. The crew had arrived in Papua New Guinea just four …
Project Recover members train on sonar equipment for this year’s busy mission schedule committed to using technology for search recovery of MIA.
The DPAA held a repatriation ceremony for WWII MIA Avenger and Hellcat Crew Remains Recovered based on discoveries by Project Recover in 2014 and 2016.