Action Taken: More Mysteries Mitigated


G. Pat Macha, Author and Aircraft Archaeologist

When Pat Macha agrees to speak, we know we are in for a stimulating, informative experience. The search for lost aircraft in remote, rugged country is always interesting, but when combined with the relief and gratitude of families who finally learn the fates of their loved ones, it is also inspirational. And that is exactly what will happen when Pat returns to Association of Naval Aviation Grampaw Pettibone Squadron on 7 June. He will share details of his most recent and exotic discoveries, and also tell us some stories of families of lost airmen, who finally found peace, through his dedicated efforts. Please join us. We promise it will be a memorable experience.

G. Pat Macha is a retired high school history and geography teacher who has explored the mountains and
deserts of the western states for 55 years in search of aircraft wrecks. He has authored six books in the field of
aircraft archeology, produced a video on wreck finding and hosted the History Channel program, “Broken
Wings”. He is a noted public speaker lecturing on aviation safety and archeology to a wide range of audiences.
Pat has been the coordinator since 1997 in the search for missing Women Air-force Service Pilot (WASP)
Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins Silver. Pat is a member of the American Aviation Historical Society, San Diego
Air & Space Museum, and the Western Museum of Flight. For more information concerning Pat’s work in the
field of aviation accident history and archeology and Project Remembrance, see

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