HICKAM AFB, HAWAII –Joint POW/MIA
Accounting Command teams deployed from Hickam AFB, Hawaii to conduct
recovery and investigate operations in Papua New Guinea and Fiji,
One JPAC recovery team
will conduct operations in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The nine-person
team will continue recovery efforts at a site associated with
a 1942 B-25 aircraft
loss [B-25C "The Happy Legend" 41-12907]. The aircraft was last seen flying through
a cloudbank over a mountain range and it did not re-emerge.
One JPAC investigation
team will conduct operations in the Morobe, Madang, and Northern
Provinces of Papua New Guinea. The five-person team will
attempt to investigate up to 15 cases. After the completion
of the mission in Papua New Guinea.
A three-member JPAC team will conduct
investigation operations in Suva and Nandi, Fiji. The multiple
sites being investigated correlate to World War II losses.
Today, there is one American still missing from Operations Desert
Shield/Storm, more than 1,800 from the Vietnam War, 120 from the
Cold War, more than 8,100 from the Korean War, and more than 78,000
servicemembers missing from World War II.
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