JPAC team searches for missing in action (MIA) Americans from World War II

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (March 17, 2011) - An investigation team from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) recently deployed to Europe searching for MIA's from World War II.

The seven-member team will investigate 10 cases in the Federal Republic of Germany and Netherlands, searching for information associated with 17 servicemen unaccounted-for from World War II. The team will authenticate leads from witnesses, conduct field research, and gather information to determine whether or not there will be a return visit for excavation at a later date.

Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command, JPAC is a jointly-manned organization of more than 400 military and civilian specialists that has investigated and recovered missing Americans since the 1970's. To date, more than 74,000 individuals are listed as missing in action from World War II.

The ultimate goal of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and of the agencies involved in returning America's heroes home, is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation's past conflicts.

"Until They Are Home"

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