International World War II Conference 2017

International World War II Conference 2017

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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. …

National Air and Space Museum B-26 Bomber

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National Air and Space Museum B-26 Bomber visit May 11th, Washington, DC: Project Recover team members Pat Scannon, Colin Colbourn, Megan Lickliter-Mundon, Nolan Brandon, and Daniel O’Brien traveled to the National Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport for a rare peek into the world of preservation while gathering evidence on a current Project Recover mission involving a B-26 bomber, with MIAs (Missing in Action) still associated with it. The Project Recover team is currently investigating a rare type of B-26 bomber that is scattered across the ocean bottom, 70+ feet deep, in a remote part of the ocean. The only way to properly identify the suspect aircraft is to compare it to a known accessible aircraft. As one can imagine, after …