Pacific Wrecks


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There are 80,000 Missing American Service Personnel worldwide
Presently, less than 1 in 1,000 are recovered each year.

Presently, in the United States House of Representatives, the National Defense Authorization Act, Section 561 calls on the Secretary of Defense to implement a comprehensive program to account for all the Missing. Among the particulars are an increase in recoveries to 200 in 2015 and 350 in 2020. The Senate did not include such language. Congress will decide very soon whether to include the House’s language in the Defense Authorization, near guaranteeing a policy change for MIA cases. MIA

Congress proposes increasing recovery rates 500%
If you believe recovery rates for American MIAs should be increased, please consider signing the petition created by Project Homecoming. This takes only a few minutes to review and sign the petition online.
Americans and the worldwide community can sign this petition.

Your effort is time critical, because the vote is expected to happen next week.

Sign the petition



"A man is not dead until he is forgotten"
Pacific Wrecks maintains profiles on known Pacific MIA cases. This ongoing project is constantly being expanded and updated. It includes resolved, pending and known cases awaiting attention.
Are you the relative of a Pacific MIA case? Contact us to share information.

Pacific MIA Registry

This is an ongoing project, with a goal to one day include all Pacific aircraft losses and MIA cases.



In the past six years, three aircraft wrecks associated with MIA cases were salvaged.
Yet, their pilots remain listed as MIA and their cases are not yet resolved.

Recent News Headlines
Daily Telegraph Plane salvage crew caught in crossfire May 30, 2009
Boston Globe Remains are lost in race for relics May 25, 2009
PRI The World Relic Collectors Endanger WWII Remains May 25, 2009

Unresolved MIA aircraft cases recovered by private salvagers
P-38H 42-66534 piloted by Weldon sold in USA asking price $495,000 USD
P-39F 41-7191 piloted by Chapman salvaged to Australia whereabouts unknown
P-47D 42-22687 piloted by Lutes salvaged to Australia, under restoration



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