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POW/MIA recovery efforts in Vanuatu

Service members assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command sling load lumber and bamboo onto the site where they will be conducting recovery operations on the island of Espiritu Santo on the Independent Republic of Vanuatu Aug. 21, 2012. Two specialized teams deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to excavate several ground and aircraft crash sites in search of Americans searching for Americans who remain unaccounted-for from World War II. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command conducts global search, recovery, and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts.



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This work, POW/MIA recovery efforts in Vanuatu [Image 12 of 14], by SFC Adelita Mead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.20.2012

Date Posted:10.13.2012 16:50

Photo ID:721326

VIRIN:120820-A-GX498-201

Resolution:800x1200

Size:347.92 KB

Location:LUGANVILLE, VU

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