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TOKYO — A specially trained team of U.S. and Chinese archeologists from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command are working in Guangdon province, China, to continue the search for Americans unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to a Navy release.

The 19-member team, which arrived in China last month, is searching for 12 missing Americans lost after a U.S. aircraft allegedly crashed there in November of 1950, the release said.

Recovery teams are searching for human remains, life support items and other evidence that could further identify Americans missing from U.S. conflicts.

Falling 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 1970s.

The U.S. and China have a history of cooperating during POW/MIA accounting missions in the past, the release said.

From staff reports


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