December 22, 2017 – WWII B-25 Bombers located by Project Recover off Papua New Guinea named one of the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 by HeritageDaily.
In 2017, a Project Recover team traveled to Papua New Guinea to survey a large underwater area hoping to locate missing two WWII B-25 bombers. The Project Recover team includes volunteers and professionals from several fields including Archaeology, History, Oceanography, and Engineering. This interdisciplinary team was able to combine decades of expertise to narrow down a search area and then use advanced technology to scan the seafloor for missing aircraft – autonomous robots and human divers can then further investigate and document finds such as the two B-25 bombers which crashed into the sea more than 70 years ago. Project Recover is thankful to have our work considered to be in the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017 and will continue our efforts to locate other missing WWII Aircraft with the goal of finding the resting place of American Servicemen missing since WWII. Project Recover would like to thank our financial sponsors including The Friedkin Group for making this discovery possible.