Search for Missing Korean War Airmen in China

Nineteen specially trained archeologists from the Defense Department are in China to search for a group of US airmen presumed lost in action during the Korean War. This recovery team is working in cooperation with Chinese officials in the Guangdong province, where they will “search for human remains, life-support items, and other material evidence that may further the identification of missing Americans,” said officials with the US Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command in a release. Specifically, they are looking for 12 airmen believed to have gone missing when their aircraft crashed in November 1950. The JPAC crew arrived in China in mid February. JPAC, headquartered at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is organized under US Pacific Command.