Project Recover Mission, Palau.]Photo by Harry Parker Photography

MIA Family Travels To Palau with Project Recover to Uncle’s Crash Site

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The MIA family of ARM2c Albert “Bud” Rybarczyk, USNR, traveled to Palau to join Project Recover on their most recent mission. Cindy Gray, Bud’s niece, and her son, Adam, flew to Palau in April 2019. They wanted to get as close as possible to where their Uncle Bud flew his final mission. For the family of Bud Rybarczyk, this was …

This WWII photo shows B-24 Liberators flying over Porto Santo Stefano, Italy - Project Recover Mission, Italy. Looking for WWII Bombers on the Western Coast of Italy - Project Recover is committed to bringing MIAs home.

Project Recover Searches For WWII Aircraft, MIAs in Italy

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Porto Santo Stefano, Italy16 September – 5 October 2018 Under contract with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Project Recover headed to Porto Santo Stefano in the Grosseto province of Italy to search for World War II aircraft and MIAs in September 2018. Our primary goal was to locate and positively identify an A-20, a B-24, B-25, and B-26, all …

Project Recover and Cleared Ground Demining at wreath-laying ceremony recognizing 75th Anniversary of Battle of Peleliu.

Project Recover Attends Ceremony For Battle of Peleliu 75th Anniversary

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12 April 2019 Project Recover honored the fallen at a wreath-laying ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu. Cleared Ground Demining hosted the ceremony. The ceremony was held at the US Army 323d Infantry Monument and Lookout on Peleliu. The Battle of Peleliu was a fierce battle between US forces covering for General MacArthur’s return to the …

Pat Scannon Nominated for HillVets Hagel Award - Project Recover is a non profit organizaiton committed to bringing home American MIA’s. PROJECT RECOVER IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO ENLIST 21ST CENTURY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN A QUEST TO FIND AND REPATRIATE AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTION SINCE WORLD WAR II, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE RECOGNITION AND CLOSURE FOR FAMILIES AND THE NATION.

Pat Scannon Nominated for HillVets Hagel Award

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Pat Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., President and Co-Founder of Project Recover, has been nominated for the HillVets Hagel Award of 2018. The HillVets Hagel Award is an annual award given to the veteran, service member, or veteran who has given the most in support of veterans in the previous year. HillVets is a D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to helping veterans begin and …

Project Recover’s 2018 Annual Report - Project Recover is a non profit organizaiton committed to bringing home American MIA’s. PROJECT RECOVER IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO ENLIST 21ST CENTURY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN A QUEST TO FIND AND REPATRIATE AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTION SINCE WORLD WAR II, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE RECOGNITION AND CLOSURE FOR FAMILIES AND THE NATION.

2018 Annual Report

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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 …

Heaven Can Wait Family Reunion - Project Recover is committed to bringing the MIA home. Photos by Harry Parker Photography.com

Relatives of WWII B-24 Crew Gather For Heaven Can Wait ‘Family Reunion’

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Heaven Can Wait Family Reunion On March 11, 1944, a World War II B-24 bomber called Heaven Can Wait came under anti-aircraft fire and crashed in the waters off Papua, New Guinea, killing all 11 crew members onboard. Seventy-four years later, on October 13th, 2018, relatives of the crew members gathered for a “family reunion” in Victoria, Minnesota. Using side-scanning …

Execution of WWII POWs and Innocents in Palau - Project Recover is committed to bringing the MIA home. Photos by Harry Parker Photography.com

The Search For Remains: Execution of WWII POWs and Innocents in Palau

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July 2018 Project Recover spent three weeks searching for the remains from the execution of WWII POWs and innocents in Palau in July 2018. It was a land-based mission with two points of focus: Police Hill and Aimeliik. Pat Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., and founder of The BentProp Project, led the mission. Dan O’Brien, a 20 year veteran of BentProp, co-led …