Project Recover Finds Missing WWII Aircraft

The search for a downed WWII B-24 bomber, missing since 1944, has come to an end as a result of the extensive search efforts by Project Recover — a collaborative project involving marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers.

Dr. Eric Terrill, co-founder of Project Recover and research affiliate of the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, remarked “The results from our efforts in Hansa Bay have stirred a mix of lasting emotions within our team and drives home the need to recognize the sacrifices that service members and their families make in protecting our freedoms.”

Read the full coverage from Scripps Institution of Oceanography here.

Learn more about Project Recover here.

Get to know our Affiliated Researchers, including Dr. Terrill, here.

First photo features Dr. Terrill holding a stack of American flags commemorating the 11 crew members lost.

Last photo features remains of starboard wing and landing gear of the aircraft.

Credit: Project Recover