A GLOBAL SEARCH

sci­en­tists and u.s. ser­vice mem­bers comb the world to bring back fallen mil­i­tary per­son­nel

Popular Science - - THE BODY HUNTERS -

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.

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