Pacific Wrecks

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Associated Press article on Pacific Wrecks
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Pacific Wrecks was privileged to receive international press coverage on October 2, 2010, when Associated Press syndicated a substantial article about our preservation and memorialization efforts for Pacific Wrecks and World War II.

This article became one of the top five forwarded news stories on Yahoo News on the day of publication, and resulted in an unprecedented number of visitors to the Pacific Wrecks website in the following days.

The complete article can be viewed online at:
The Washington Post - Finding History: Web, vets help unearth war wrecks

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We value your contribution to our efforts to fulfill our mission to ensure that the sacrifices of Pacific veterans be forever remembered, and that the physical relics of World War II are treated with the respect they deserve.

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Pacific MIA Cases Resolved
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In recent weeks, three Pacific MIA cases were announced as resolved by the US Department of Defense. All three aircraft were reported by locals, prompting official investigations.

B-24 "Shack Rat" 42-40918
During 2002, a Papua New Guinean found a dog tag and part of a wallet and presented them to US Army CILHI. Search missions were conducted by JPAC during 2005 & 2007. Officially resolved this year, two crew members were buried on October 27, 2010.

SBD Dauntless 35931
During 2007, discovered by a Bougainville man and reported in PNG's Post Courier. A search mission was conducted by JPAC during May 2008 and both crew members were officially identified on January 14, 2010 and were buried on September 29 and October 1.

C-47 Dakota 42-100455
In May 1989, a Filipino discovered the remains and dog tag and turned them over to the police who notified American authorities. On October 14, 2010 DPMO announced Parkhurst's remains were identified and he was laid to rest on October 16, 2010.

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Justin Taylan, founder of Pacific Wrecks (AP photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Claude "Bud" Ray
crew of "Shack Rat"

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Claude Tyler
crew of "Shack Rat"

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Local discovers
SBD Dauntless in 2007