A GLOBAL SEARCH
scientists and u.s. service members comb the world to bring back fallen military personnel
VIETNAM 1,253 missing
Workers looking for evidence of Americans missing since the Vietnam War empty a suction hose of sediment onto a screen as part of an underwater recovery mission off the north-central coast.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1,745 missing
Sgt. Nathan Runyan uses a rake backed with wire to pull debris from the bottom of a swamp in hopes of bringing up the remains of three crewmembers of an aircraft lost during World War II.
GERMANY 1,853 missing
Members of a DPAA search-and-recovery expedition await excavation of a new spot in a wheat field in Graefentona, Germany, where they are attempting to unearth the remains of a pilot downed during World War II.
PALAU 289 missing
A Navy diver readies a dredging system off the coast of the western Pacific island of Koror, where searchers hope to retrieve the remains of service members who went missing during World War II.
FRANCE 1,669 missing
Air Force Master Sgt.
Joseph Duff digs in a potential crash site in a forest near Boulogne-surMer, part of an effort to find an airman who was lost in 1943 during World War II while flying his P-47D aircraft.