New England Air Museum
The Search for the Praying Mantis

The Thin & High Team, led by American-Chinese businessman Bernard Yang, completed three Praying Mantis Expeditions between 2001 and 2005. The First Expedition in July 2001 found the crash site and recovered hundreds of pieces of debris. The Second Expedition in July 2004 installed a bronze plaque at the pagoda which had been built at the crash site. The Third Expedition in August 2005 marked the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII and paid homage to the Praying Mantis crew.