Time is running out. The remains of our missing in action (MIAs) who fought and died for our freedom are being worn away by time and the elements. Our nation’s promise “to leave no one behind” will be broken without funding to increase the scope and speed of our work.
We are striving to Keep America’s Promise and bring our MIAs home. The truth is we are working against the odds. We are a team of mostly volunteer professionals. Funded by generous donations, we work together to locate, document and repatriate POW/ MIAs. Our team travels across the world and hack our way through jungles. We dive and document wrecks more than 100+ feet underwater. We work with foreign and our own federal government to repatriate the MIAs we locate.
It is a challenging and audacious mission, but we want to Keep America’s Promise to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We do it for their families whose loss is carried through the generations into the present. We do it for the greater good of our communities and country as we gather in love and gratitude to celebrate the homecoming of our heroes.
This video shows the Project Recover team finding a World War II TBM Avenger in 2014. Time is running out. With your donation, we can find more like this one which led to the repatriation and burial of Albert ‘Bud’ Rybarczyk and Ora H.Sharninghouse, Jr..
Our Record of Success
Project Recover started out as a small all-volunteer team searching for WWII aircraft and MIAs in Palau. In 1993, our founder, Pat Scannon, saw the wing of a World War II B-24 Liberator in the jungles of Palau. He knew immediately he wanted to find the rest of the aircraft and, with it, the stories of its 11-man crew.
Today, Project Recover is able to bring MIAs home with generous support from The Friedkin Group and people like you. We work in partnership with SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography and University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment to find and repatriate MIAs around the world.
Since 2013, Project Recover has:
- Conducted 60+ missions in 20 countries and territories.
- Identified and documented 60 aircraft associated with 200+ MIAs
- contributed to 100+ MIAs awaiting repatriating
Every American’s Mission
There is a sense of unity, love, and gratitude when our MIAs are returned home. Men, women, and children line the streets. People are waving flags, holding back tears, and celebrating the return of our heroes.
During those moments, we realize this mission is greater than Project Recover.
Our MIAs bring our American citizens to their feet, out of their home, celebrating our country, freedom, families, and communities. Somewhere in the fiber of humanity, we remember the tremendous price paid for the freedom we enjoy today. We want to be grateful and say thank you together. We want to heal as a nation and move forward united.
This mission is not just our mission, it is every American’s mission. However, time is running out. Help us Keep America’s Promise and bring our MIAs home.
All of it goes toward our mission Keeping America’s Promise and bring our missing service members home. #KeepingAmericasPromise
What would it be like if every American stood together and said thank you? From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
The Project Recover Team