ARM3c Robert O. Rotsel and ENS James A.Rutledge ditched in the water while protecting 75 Allied ships and were never recovered.
Lt. Robert N. Gage who, a B24 pilot, was killed in action after completing a bombing run over Balikpapan Borneo on Oct. 3, 1944. The squadron received a Presidential Unit Station for that effort. Lt. Gage also received the Air Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart.
MIA Spotlight on Robert H. Fisher, Jr., an eaerial gunner on B-24 called “Shoot Luke.”
MIA Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Thomas V. Kelly, Jr. – Project Recover located his aircraft in 2017 with support from the Kelly Family Research Team.
I gave to Project Recover because their mission to return MIAs to their families resonates with me. And for my mother, Lt. Esther Louise Hilton a Navy Nurse
Thomas D. Schindler gave to Project Recover in memory of SSgt. Eugene Darrigan who was a radio operator and gunner with the B-24 nicknamed “Heaven Can Wait”
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.
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.