The IPN and the DPAA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

On 11 September, at the headquarters of the Institute of National Remembrance, the third meeting this year between a representative of the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) – a government unit within the U.S. Department of Defence – and the IPN’s personnel took place. The DPAA’s mission is to recover the remains of servicemen listed as Prisoners Of War (POW) or Missing In Action (MIA) from past wars and conflicts.


Deputy President of the IPN Prof. Krzysztof  Szwagrzyk and Col. Brian Pearl met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. Its provisions cover the matters of planned joint search for the remains of American military personnel lost in Poland, as well as sharing knowledge and experience gained in the course of completed projects.

As part of the strategic partnership between both institutions, representatives of the Office of Search and Identification have recently visited the DPAA’s headquarters in the USA. They were introduced to the nature of the Agency’s activities related to recovering the remains of American soldiers, its archeological projects, as well as the methodology of identification procedures. 


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