Using the greatest generation values as rails, men and women in the 1940s overcame war and economic depression and gave the opportunity for more freedom.
Project Recover located three WWII aircraft in Chuuk, formerly Truk Lagoon, the Pacific. The aircraft were lost in Operation Hailstone.
Rita Alderson gave to Project Recover in honor of her uncle, Capt. Charles F. Pratte. Capt. Charles F. Pratte, Jr., landed the Belle of Texas using three parachutes tied to gun mounts to slow the B-24 when its hydraulic system was shot out.
George H. W. Bush is an indelible part of Project Recover history. Before it became Project Recover in 2018, Project Recover was known as The BentProp Project. We were a small group with big dreams to bring our MIAs home. Former President George H. W. Bush, a WWII pilot, was a significant part of our early years and remains so today.
Thomas and Barbara Daggett gave o Project Recover in memory of Barbara’s grandfather, Capt. Norman S. Ives. Capt. Ives was killed in an ambush in Normandy.
Tracy Rand gave to Project Recover in honor of her father, Lt. Daniel A. Carmichael, Jr., a highly decorated ace pilot in World War II.
Project Recover went on a mission to Palau to search for missing WWII UDT members and other WWII POW/MIAs in November 2019. They had three goals.
Project Recover used Mixed Reality (MIR) on iPads, a fleet of AUV and ROV equipment, videos, and panel of experts to teach 100 students on the USS Midway.
Project Recover welcomes Adam Gray, our newest Project Recover team member. Adam was invited to become a team member on our most recent mission to Palau.
Derek Abbey, Project Recover President, shares reflections on living with purpose, serving in the military, and Project Recover’s service to veterans.