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 participated in a ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu. Cleared Ground Demining hosted the ceremony.
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 the mission. The rest of the volunteer team was Jolie Liston, Ph.D. (archaeologist), Dave Bavencoff (police officer), Sarah Johnson (college sophomore), Glenn Frano (geospatial technician), and Joe Maldangesang, a State Conservation Officer and 20+ year veteran of BentProp, who served the mission as jungle guide and skipper We had key support from within Palau: Richard Madrekevet, an unexploded ordnance specialist, …
Find out what happened and how the Solomons MIA search mission went on this final article of the the teams experience in the Solomon Islands.
Follow the team on the latest adventure scuba diving MIA crash sites deep in the South Pacific and get the inside look on what and how the teams locate MIAs
Follow the team on their mission to the Solomon islands to find Solomon islands MIAs through this first post about the team, the mission and getting there.