Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.
Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.
Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.

NASA/JPL’s Dr. Alberto Behar direct an Air Greenland Euro-copter A-Star 350 with camp supplies.  The aircraft fly VFR only in Greenland and in most search instances they are the only transportation in Greenland.  120 miles from the nearest dirt strip airport over twenty flights are necessary to fully supply the camp with equipment supplies and personnel.  Ships cannot navigate the local waters until mid June or early July due to heavy sea ice.

Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.
Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.

Fallen American Veterans Foundation expedition lead, Lou Sapienza, explains search procedures, protocols and technologies at Trenton Mercer County Airport in New Jersey with Nancy Pritchard Morgan Krause and her husband Bill prior to boarding a USCG C-130J Hercules Cargo plane departing for Greenland. Nancy is the 92-year-old sister of Lt. John Pritchard. John, 1st Class Radioman Benjamin Bottoms and US Army Air Corps Corporal Loren Howarth perished in the crash of their J2F-4 Grumman Duck amphibious biplane during a white-out rescue attempt on November 29th 1942.

A Fallen American Foundation/North South Polar ground-penetrating radar GPR team traverses a highly crevassed area in search of

The 2012 North South Polar/Fallen America Veterans Foundation camp on August 25, 2012. During this expedition the NSP/FAVF team located what appears to be aircraft crash debris. The debris and its location represent 80% circumstantial evidence that the fuselage is close by. The Honor & Remember flag commemorates the loss of Lt. John Pritchard, Radioman 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms and Corporal Loren Howarth in the crash of their J2F-4 Grumman Duck amphibious biplane during a white-out on November 29th 1942 during a rescue attempt of personnel in a downed B-17 Flying Fortress.

Members of the North South Polar team including geophysicist Kate McKinley, FAVF Expedition Lead, Lou Sapienza, USCG Chief John Long and reported Pau Beban review crash theories aboard a USCG C-130 en route to Greenland.

The 2012 North South Polar/Fallen America Veterans Foundation camp on August 25, 2012. During this expedition the NSP/FAVF team located what appears to be aircraft crash debris. The debris and its location represent 80% circumstantial evidence that the fuselage is close by. The Honor & Remember flag commemorates the loss of Lt. John Pritchard, Radioman 1st Class Benjamin Bottoms and Corporal Loren Howarth in the crash of their J2F-4 Grumman Duck amphibious biplane during a white-out on November 29th 1942 during a rescue attempt of personnel in a downed B-17 Flying Fortress.

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