December 22, 2017 – WWII B-25 Bombers located by Project Recover off Papua New Guinea named one of the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 by HeritageDaily. In 2017, a Project Recover team traveled to Papua New Guinea to survey a large underwater area hoping to locate missing two WWII B-25 bombers. The Project Recover team includes volunteers and professionals from several fields including Archaeology, History, Oceanography, and Engineering. This interdisciplinary team was able to combine decades of expertise to narrow down a search area and then use advanced technology to scan the seafloor for missing aircraft – autonomous robots and human divers can then further investigate and document finds such as the two B-25 bombers which crashed into the sea …
Glenn Frano shares his first mission and experience with BentProp and Project recover while searching for executed WWII MIA and innocents in Palau jungle
New BentProp and Project Recover Team member Charlie Brown shares final days for his first team mission to find the MIA and executed innocents from WWII
Team member Derek gives first hand look into Project Recover mission to the jungles for a Palau WWII POW search including their adventures and finds
On 16 November 2017, New Orleans, BentProp Project Team Members Colin Colbourn, Dan O’Brien, Val Thal-Slocum, and Pat Scannon attended the International World War II Conference, hosted by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference drew over 500 attendees and many internationally renowned presenters and scholars. At the conference, BentProp team members were excited to attend a panel called “Bringing Them Home: The DPAA’s Latest Successes,” which featured speakers Dr. Michael Dolski of DPAA and Dr. Ryan Gray of the University of New Orleans, who worked with DPAA in Austria on an archaeological dig that might potentially yield the remains of a World War II pilot. We also had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. …
BentProp team members of Project Recover attend the Oceanic Exploration in a Sea of Data forum in San Diego learning the science side of searching for MIA’s
BentProp team members of Project Recover take a Wilderness First Responder Course, developing new skills as individuals and as a team
This video is a peek into the flag ceremonies held over discovered crash sites for the servicemen lost during WWII, Today we celebrate Veterans Day 2017
BentProp pauses to reflect on the past and the future for the team and it’s mission to bring back the MIA’s during National POW MIA Recognition Day.
In March 2014, Project Recover located the underwater wreck of a TBM Avenger associated with missing servicemen from World War II, including Navy Reserve Aviation Radioman 2nd Class Albert P. Rybarczyk and Navy Reserve Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Ora H. Sharninghouse.