The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that, in partnership with Project Recover and other experts in the field, they accounted for ARM1c Wilbur A. Mitts. ARM1c Mitts was a radioman on a TBM-1c Avenger who, until this announcement, was Missing in Action from World War II. Project Recover located and documented Mitts’ downed Avenger in Palauan waters in 2015. In partnership with DPAA, Project Recover recovered MIAs from the Avenger during our first MIA Recovery Mission in 2021. The Avenger took off from the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier on September 10, 1944. The crew was a part of Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20). The Squadron was on a bombing mission targeting antiaircraft positions and transport ships on and near Malakal …
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that, in partnership with Project Recover and other experts in the field, they accounted for AOM1c Anthony Di Petta. AOM1c Di Petta was an ordnanceman on a TBM-1c Avenger.
Project Recover is proud to announce that Hanna Friedlander was named Michigan State Police (MSP) 2022 Civilian of the Year. Hanna works with MSP Intelligence Operations as a Human Remains Analyst and is a Project Recover team member.
We are honored to announce Leila Character, Ph.D., is bringing Machine Learning to Project Recover to help bring more MIAs home.
The National Capital Region Squad (NCR-SQD) raised more than $34k for Project Recover in a GoRuck Challenge to help bring MIAs home.
In August 2021, the Project Recover team set off for its first MIA Recovery Mission in the Republic of Palau. Our partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency made this a groundbreaking mission. The goal was to recover MIAs from a World War II crash site 120’ underwater.
The Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Pat Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., Project Recover co-founder and President Emeritus, the DAR Founders Medal for Patriotism at their National Defense Night Ceremony on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
On July 4th, Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of our nation and the core values of what it means to be American.
More than 20 years ago, Pat Scannon was reading a book late at night on World War in the Pacific. On the last page of the book, the author included a quote from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon.
On Memorial Day, we often remember our fallen heroes with parades and picnics. These are beautiful gatherings that reflect family and community. In many poignant ways, these celebrations capture the way of life our service members sacrificed to protect.