Skip to comments.Huge Discovery For Group Searching For MIA Soldiers (WWII)
Posted on 06/28/2010 6:35:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A local man has dedicated his life, and life savings, to finding the bodies of soldiers missing from World War II. Now all that searching has paid off big time.
Bryan Moon lives in Randolph, Minn. and started the group MIA (Missing In Action) Hunters. The group recently made a huge discovery in Papua New Guinea, where it's believed that hundreds of World War II MIA soldiers will soon be recovered.
"There are still 76,000 Americans missing in World War II and World War II has been over 65 years. You can't leave them there forever they've got to come back," Moon said.
For 20 years, Moon and his group have made it their mission to bring back those airmen.
With tears in his eyes he said "I can tell you its very hard for us to get to some of these sites. It's a very emotional thing because you know whose there."
Their recent mission took them to Papua New Guinea. The Island nation in the Southwest Pacific was highly contested. The Japanese had control of it in 1942 -- two years later American and Australian forces took it back.
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Amazing. This is so right on so many levels. God bless this man and those helping. And God bless those troops and their families.
Not related to WW II, but there is also the USMC "legend", that when the Marines broke out from the Chosin Reservoir, the bodies of several hundred Marines were hidden in a cave, which was then carefully closed up and the cave mouth concealed. Supposedly the location/coordinates are top secret, awaiting the time when N Korea is liberated, and they can all be brought home. It sounds plausible..indeed, it sounds highly credible..we shall see..
I am not sure if these lives were not in vain. This country has fallen so far.
Thank you for posting this.
I have a great uncle who went down in this area, though most likely at sea. However, it would be great if his remains could be found.
His sister just died 2 weeks ago. She had been waiting all her life for a find like this.
Thanks ButThreeLeftsDo."There are still 76,000 Americans missing in World War II and World War II has been over 65 years. You can't leave them there foreverâ¦ they've got to come back," Moon said. For 20 years, Moon and his group have made it their mission to bring back those airmen.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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I just stumbled on this story and thought that it would be of interest to FReepers....
May all the fallen warriors be identified and returned home at last.
Amazing story per their efforts and the results of their mission.
Your point is well made - and taken. But, I think the lives were not in vain.....for this country has remained relatively free since their deaths - so those years were bought with the precious blood of these MIA’s.
As to whether the last year and a half will cause the total loss of our freedoms remains to be seen, and many have yet to step into the battle for the day.
Hopefully, BO has been the ‘call to arms’ (non-violent, of course) for enough in our nation to fight politically to legally vote most progressives out of office - for a long time.
My Father’s Cousin.
Madison, Gordon Oscar. MOMM2
Lost On USS CORVINA (SS-226)
APPROXIMATE DATE OF LOSS or DOD 11/16/1943
Submarine Corvina Sank Somewhere south of Truk Lagoon with all 82 Crewmwn aboard.
Probably sank by I-176 according to Japanese Naval Records.
Still serving on never ending war patrol. Salute! To!
My Dad came back after serving on DD-558 USS Laws.
The loss of his Cousin was significant to Dad.
Mom said He never was the same after the War.
Wow! I always assumed many were missing because of the nature of the fighting, but I didn't realize there were that many. I knew there were a fair number still missing from Korea, too.
Used to know an Army Vet who was in New Guinea. When his unit first came into a village they had Japanese heads on poles surrounding the village.
From what he could gather, the villagers loved the Japanese and hated White people, that is they loved how the Japanese tasted and didn't care for the smell of our guys, fortunately.