Project Recover is a collaborative effort to enlist 21st-century science and technology in a quest to find and repatriate Americans missing in action since World War II, in order to provide recognition and closure for families and the Nation.
Formerly known as The BentProp Project, Project Recover began as Dr. Pat Scannon’s vision to bring MIAs home from Palau in 1993. Since then the organization has grown into a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers.
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Working in full cooperation with host nations and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Project Recover has helped repatriate 14 MIAs. Project Recover has located more than 50 US World War II aircraft. Thirty of the aircraft are associated with 100+ MIAs from missions around the globe. There are 87 MIAs awaiting recovery as a result of Project Recover's work.