On September 11, 1945, only a few days after the Japanese surrendered and the war was officially over, an Australian military transport airplane of the type Dakota C47 took off from Milne Airport into a heavy tropical storm. Onboard where 19 Australian servicemen and women.
The aircraft never made it to its destination and was reported missing. A few days later, local authorities reported the findings of pieces of wreckage which could be traced to the aircraft, and a search was carried out. However, with the technology available at the time they did not manage to find it, and it was reported as Missing In Action ever since.
Diver – Kasper Sommer
Kasper Sommer comes from a background in finance with his masters in Investments, tax law and management accounting, but a passion for sailing and diving kept him hitting the road and eventually it lead him to become a professional diver with focus on training, but with a special interest in search & recovery. After spending a handful of years in and around South-east Asia and Oceania, he is today altering between those two careers in the colder waters of Copenhagen, when he is not looking for another wreck to dive.
Diver – Cecilie West
Cecilie is a PADI Divemaster and a student of Mathematics and Economics at Copenhagen Business School. She has been diving around the world since she was 15 and would rather be under water than over. A full time student, she uses every opportunity to do what she really loves, to travel and dive. She has been involved in Marine Conservation projects in Bali and Seychelles, which she is very passionate about. She is looking forward to complete her instructor training soon.
Videographer & Editor – Francisco Javier Mompean
FJ Mompeán is multimedia developer. He began his career as a photographer in 98 as assistant to great photographers in the fashion world. He spent 10 years working for national and international press as a paparazzi, music and news photographer. One day decides to change his life and leaves everything to pursue his passion, navigation and the sea, working as a coach of a canoeing team and sailing instructor. Currently combines the sea with multimedia development, post-production specialist, animation and everything related with web image.
Music & Sound – Jose Luis Lopez Lopez (Pepelu)
José Luis is a musician and a teacher who has studied music in Spain and Finland, formed in different areas such as composition, choral music, instrumental music production and interpretation. Over the years, he has developed an interest in teaching and making music alike, and tried to unite both worlds. Currently he is dedicated to the study of composition and sound, and how they work with other artistic disciplines. Particularly, his interests now focus on the field of live sound and field recording, and how this can mix with more strictly musical creation.
Producer, Videographer & Diver – Roy Petter Dyrdahl Torgersen / Del Cabo Media / Wreckdivers.tv
Roy is a Master Mariner with a huge passion the aquatic realm, who spends more time on and in the water than on firm land. Having worked for years on commercial saturation diving and ROV vessels in the Oil & Gas Industry, he has learned a thing or two about underwater engineering. Trained by PADI & TDI in diving procedures, he has spent most of his free time and money travelling around the world to known and lesser known dive sites.