The Missing Air Crew Project in the Press

The following links include articles and other press about the the MissingAirCrew.com project. Please email or mail additional articles you may locate. Please submit press request for interviews to Patrick and Cherie Ranfranz at: pat@missingaircrew.com or call 715-458-0020.

Publication: Article Title: Date:
Aviation News & Global Aerospace

Yap Memorial

Yap Memorial
(pdf file 574 KB)

June 2011
Stars and Stripes

Amateur historian paves way for POW/MIA Accounting Command mission to Micronesia

Article PDF
(pdf file 58 KB)

June 22, 2011
Military Magazine

WWII Memorial on Yap

WWII Memorial on Yap
(pdf file 4.4 MB)

August 2010
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Man's search for WWII crash provides closure for WW women
(pdf file 1.3 MB)

July 18, 2010
Rochester Post-Bulletin

Rochester native works to recover stories of fallen service members.

History Detective--Rochester native works to recover stories of fallen service members
(pdf file 6.7 MB)

July 3, 2010
Rochester Post-Bulletin

Remembering the Missing--Rochester man works to recover untold stories of sacrifice

Remembering the Missing--Rochester man works to recover untold stories of sacrifice
(pdf file 5 MB)

Picture with article
(pdf file 2.4 MB)

July 3, 2010
Scuba Diving Magazine NEW AND HOT PROFILE FEATURE: 5 Questions with Patrick Ranfranz-Missing Air Crew Project

Permission received to reprint article from June issue of Scuba Diving Magazine.

5 Questions with Patrick Ranfranz
(pdf file 607 KB)
June 2010
PRWeb Yap Visitors Bureau and the Missing Air Crew Project announce dedication of unique World War II memorial in the Pacific

(PRWEB) June 14, 2010
(pdf file 18 KB)
June 12th, 2010
Rice Lake, WI Chronotype Cameron couple on quest

Cameron couple on quest
(pdf file 239 KB)
August 6, 2009
WQOW ABC Eau Claire, WI Channel 18 News Watch News Story about Pat Ranfranz & Missing Air Crew Project September 30, 2008
St. Paul, MN Pioneer Press

Man searching for uncle's World War II plane
September 29, 2008
Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, WI

Man searching for uncle's World War II plane
(pdf file 160 KB)
September 29, 2008
Shoreview Press

Searching for an uncle he never met—Local Patrick Ranfranz will continue his search this October near Papua New Guinea
May 28, 2008
Russian diving magazine OCTOPUS

The Russian diving magazine OCTOPUS worked with me to write the following article about my Missing Air Crew Project for their September 2007 edition. You can download a PDF copy of the article in English and in Russian below. The Russian PDF file includes the actual formatting and pictures found within the printed magazine article. The English version was translated by Nicholas Nockel from Eagan, MN (thank you Nicholas).

OCTOPUS Article-English
(pdf file 92 KB)

OCTOPUS Article-Russian
(pdf file 2.2 MB)

September 2007
Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Nephew yearns for help in finding uncle By Steve Young-PDF Version
(pdf file 254 KB)

April 9, 2007
Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The solitary search for Uncle John—Nephew won't give up hunt for a soldier he never knew By Steve Young

PDF Version
(pdf file 215 KB)

April 8, 2007
Shoreview Press, Shoreview, MN

Finding a bit of history—Search for planes shot down in World War II somewhat successful
(pdf file 668 KB)
October 10, 2006
Shoreview Press, Shoreview, MN

Finding the Forgotten—Shorview man searches for 33 planes lost in World War II
(pdf file 1.2 MB)
August 29, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lost but not forgotten Article (PDF)
(pdf file 495 KB)

July 5, 2006
PacificWrecks.com Interview Justin Taylan, the developer/owner of the PacificWrecks.com web site, interviewed Pat Ranfranz regarding the MissingAirCrew.com project. View the PacificWrecks.com interview. March 20, 2006
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, KSTP-TV Shoreview man on quest to find uncle's remains Updated: 12/31/2005 10:59:37 PM -

December 31, 2005
Shoreview Press, Shoreview, MN

Nephew gets closer to answers—Trip to Yap Island pinpoints World War II crash site-PDF File
(pdf file 1.2 MB)
November 8, 2005
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN Man finds clues to downed WWII plane—Uncle was aboard bomber in Pacific Ocean
PDF File
(pdf file 2.5 MB)
November 6, 2005
Shoreview Press, Shoreview, MN Man seeks answers in Pacific—History, flight aficionado searches for uncle's crashed World War II plane October 4, 2005
Leader-Telegram-Eau Claire, WI A Journey Back-UW-Eau Claire graduate to seek uncle lost in plane crash during World War II July 05, 2005
Aberdeen American News, SD Nephew seeks answers-Uncle shot down in WWII July 05, 2005
St. Paul Pioneer Press, MN Man on mission to find lost aircrew-Uncle shot down during World War II July 04, 2005
Duluth News Tribune, MN Nephew looks for answers after uncle shot down in WWII July 04, 2005
In-Forum Fargo-Grand Forks, ND Nephew looks for answers after uncle shot down in WWII July 04, 2005
Grand Forks Herald, ND Nephew looks for answers after uncle shot down in WWII July 04, 2005

 

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