Pacific Explorer and Solomon Islands Explorations
American Shane Elliott first traveled to the Solomon Islands with his parents aboard a boat in the 1980s and since then has
made many trips to the Solomon Islands to explore World War II battlefields, aircraft crash sites and has returned American dog tags free of charge to veterans and their families.
Aircraft Crash Sites Visited
List of dog tags return.
B-24D "Bundles For Japan" 41-23969
Crashed February 16, 1943 visited by Elliott 1981.
B-17E "Stingaree" Serial Number 41-9071
Pilot Richards crashed September 8, 1942 visited by Elliott October 2008.
SB-24D "Sergeant Stripes... Forever!" Serial Number 42-63805
Pilot Robbins crashed April 1, 1944 visited by Elliott October 2008.
F4F-4 Wildcat New Georgia
Crashed 1943 visited by Elliott October 11, 2008 and reported to JPAC.
Dog Tags Returned
List of dog tags returned to family members by Shane Elliott free of charge.
B-25D "Battlin' Biffy" 41-29701
Returned dog tag Kenneth M. Caisse found in the Munda area and returned to the family.
PB4Y-1 "The Schooner" Bureau Number 32069
Returned dog tag Edward Brennan Healy to son Joel Healy.
TBF-1 Avenger Bureau Number 23871
Returned dog tag William R. Sauter.
Thanks to Shane Elliott for additional information