The Kwajalein MIA Project (KMP) is a team of divers, historians, researchers, and experts in areas such as aviation, unexploded ordnance, and archeology who search the waters of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The goal is to locate the crash sites of American aircraft in the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon that went down during World War II, and to assist in the process of recovery and repatriation of American missing-in-action servicemen from those crashes, thereby keeping the promise of “no one left behind”.
The KMP started informally in 2011 as the Kingfisher Project, and in March 2015 it formally organized as a sub-committee under American Legion Post #44 on Kwajalein, and was renamed the Kwajalein MIA Project. The team coordinates with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), although we are not officially a part of DPAA. We also coordinate with the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) government. All findings are reported to DPAA, USAG-KA, and the RMI.
Wikipedia: The Battle of Kwajalein
The Kwajalein MIA Project needs your help! We are a non-government organization (NGO), and we receive no fiscal support from any government agency or organization. Nor do we receive any fiscal support from the American Legion national headquarters. This means we are completely dependent on fundraising and donations to meet the needs of the project.
American Legion Post #44 is a 501(c)19 non-profit veterans organizaion, number 81-1003749.