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MIA Family Travels To Palau with Project Recover to Uncle’s Crash Site

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April 2019 The MIA family of ARM2c Albert “Bud” Rybarczyk, USNR, traveled to Palau to join Project Recover on their most recent mission. Cindy Gray, Bud’s niece, and her son, Adam, flew to Palau in April 2019. They wanted to get as close as possible to where their Uncle Bud flew his final mission. For the family of Bud Rybarczyk, …

Project Recover and Cleared Ground Demining at wreath-laying ceremony recognizing 75th Anniversary of Battle of Peleliu.

Project Recover Attends Ceremony For Battle of Peleliu 75th Anniversary

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12 April 2019 Project Recover honored the fallen at a wreath-laying ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu. Cleared Ground Demining hosted the ceremony. The ceremony was held at the US Army 323d Infantry Monument and Lookout on Peleliu. The Battle of Peleliu was a fierce battle between US forces covering for General MacArthur’s return to the …

Execution of WWII POWs and Innocents in Palau - Project Recover is committed to bringing the MIA home. Photos by Harry Parker Photography.com

The Search For Remains: Execution of WWII POWs and Innocents in Palau

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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 …

TBM Avenger

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 …

Lt. William Q. Punnell Flag ceremony over his airplane wreck in Palau. Project Recover is committed to bringing the MIA home.

MIA Lt. William Q. Punnell located by Project Recover to be buried May 2

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April 27, 2018 – MIA Lt. William Q. Punnell located by Project Recover will be buried May 2nd On May 2, 2018 Navy Reserve Lt. William Q. Punnell, 27, of Flandreau, South Dakota will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. On July 25, 1944 four divisions (16 aircraft) of F6F-3 Hellcat fighters led by Lt. Punnell, …