U.S Army continues search for missing pilot and war aircraft

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By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV News – Port Moresby A recovery exercise is into its third week as the United States Army and locals in Kovu Village of Gulf Province search for the remains of a plane crash site during World War Two. U.S recovery scientist Dr. Traci Van Deest told EMTV News, one pilot is still missing as more fragments of the warplane are found. Dr. Deest says bits and pieces have been discovered as the archaeological experts collect evidence and make reports. According to the U.S Agency and Department of War, over 80, 000 individuals are listed as missing all over the world during the cause of WW2. Special digging tools and machinery is being used to carefully pull-out parts of the war aircraft. Dr. Deest says what is more important, is bringing the remains of the deceased as a promise by the U.S Government to relatives of the war veterans. Mission leader Captain Josh Hardey says every piece of information will be helpful to recover the aircraft and pilot. He says a repatriation ceremony will be held once the deceased is confirmed. Nine experts from the United States together with PNG police, PNG Defense Forces officers and locals are taking part in the digging expedition.  ]]>

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