Major Paul A. Avolese, 35, a B-52 radar navigator during Vietnam, was accounted for on September 21, 2020, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
Finding the Arnett B-24 and the Repatriation of 8 MIAs
Project Recover located the Arnett B-24, tail number ‘453, in January 2004 after ten years of searching. The find led to the repatriation of all eight crew members.
Partnership with Legion Undersea Services
Project Recover is pleased to announce a partnership with Legion Undersea Services to recover MIAs from underwater crash sites globally.
A Christmas Story: 1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz
1st Lt. Paul L. Schwartz, an MIA service member from World War II, is forever memorialized in the 1983 holiday classic, A Christmas Story.
Flak News Features Dr. Colin Colbourn and Lt. Charles “Buddy” Howell
Dr. Colin Colbourn, Project Recover historian, was featured in Flak News, the 398th Bomb Group Association’s news magazine, in October 2020.
MAJ Paul A. Avolese Repatriated
MAJ Paul A. Avolese was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Project Recover located his downed B-52 in 2020 and is honored to play a vital role in his repatriation. Project Recover humbly acknowledges MAJ Avolese’s service and sacrifice, as well as the enduring loss to his family. We are grateful and honored to play a vital role in bringing him home. The repatriation of Major Avolese and our MIAs helps resolve generational grief and awaken us to gratitude, hope, love, and unity. This is the legacy of our MIAs and their final mission. Keeping America’s Promise to bring our MIAs home is a mission for every American. MAJ Paul A. Avolese MAJ Paul A. Avolese, 35, was …
MIAs: The Final Mission
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 …
MIA Spotlight: SSgt. Robert H. Fisher, Jr.
MIA Spotlight on Robert H. Fisher, Jr., an eaerial gunner on B-24 called “Shoot Luke.”
Project Recover Adds New Logo for 2020
Project Recover has rolled out a new logo representing its mission to bring MIAs home. The logo, designed by Freeman Ryan Design, is rich with symbolism.
Greatest Generation Values Guide Americans Through National Crisis & Pandemic
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.