Today, the Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command announced that an expedition team – comprised of U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers, scientists and explorers – has produced sufficient evidence that the crash site of the Grumman Duck has been found beneath the ice near Koge Bay, Greenland.
Reflecting on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, it seems a fitting time to take stock of the search for Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing in action since World War II. For more [...]
After the long trip from the states to the Southeast Coast of Greenland the team searching for our missing air crew from World War II took helicopters out to the beautiful but desolate icecap where they made camp. After scientists [...]
As part of the Coast Guard’s effort to locate a missing World War II air crew, a team has been dispatched to the frozen Greenland ice cap. Getting there was half the battle. The journey to Greenland began Friday morning [...]
Summer in Greenland is coming to a close and conditions are just right to continue the search for missing World War II heroes Lt. John Pritchard and Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms who have been missing since their J2F [...]
Next week we anticipate a decision from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command on their plans for the recovery of the Coast Guard crew missing in Greenland since WWII. They’re charged with the heavy task of bringing home all missing military [...]
The Air Pirates are a crew of about a half-dozen airplane salvage experts who have recovered dozens of aircraft, many of them World War II-era war-birds, all over the globe. They were contracted by the Coast Guard to help locate [...]
If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site. Their journey began at [...]
In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew. The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen [...]
During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.