MIAs: The Final Mission

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day National POW/MIA Recognition Day gives us a chance to reflect on our POW/MIAs, their sacrifices for our country, and their final mission home. This day is especially close to our hearts. We spend every day of the year researching, searching for, and striving to bring our MIAs home.  For us, every day is POW/MIA Recognition Day. But these are is proving to be extraordinary years. We find ourselves — along with virtually everyone else — facing extraordinary challenges.  On the one hand, we are eager for things to get back to normal. On the other hand, we recognize that our current life challenges represent a fraction of the disruption our POW/MIAs faced.  We recognize it isn’t …

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Otis E. Ingram, WWII Gunner, Accounted For By DPAA

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Navy Aviation Chief Ordnanceman Otis E. Ingram, a WWII gunner, killed in 1944, has been accounted for by the DPAA.  ACOM Ingram was a turret gunner aboard a TBM-1c Avenger and a member of the U.S. Navy Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT-51). Project Recover located that Avenger in 2016 and turned its findings over to the DPAA. Ingram and his crewmates were on a mission to bomb a Japanese base in Malakal Harbor, Palau.  His aircraft took off from the USS San Jacinto on July 27th, 1944, and was in the lead position of four Avengers. According to reports, the aircraft was last seen three to five miles ahead. It was believed to have been spotted on fire in Malakal …

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Becoming Project Recover

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We are pleased to announce that BentProp has changed its name to Project Recover. Our mission, vision, and values will remain exactly the same, and we will still send you regular updates on our search for MIAs.