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Craig Mitchell

Wrecksite Discoverer, Military Historian, Educator

Craig Mitchell

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Craig has had a lifetime passion for military history, in particular the Battle for Hong Kong. Craig discovered the wreck site in January 2012 after months of searching after an initial small fragment was first found and has been working to conduct a professional archaeological study since.

Craig leads a small team that studies the battle for Hong Kong in meticulous detail and actively searches for evidence to document before the passage of time erodes artefacts beyond recognition. The team has successfully returned numerous personal items found on the battlefield to relatives and family members as well as donating relics to schools and museums.

Craig’s interest in WW2 stretches into all areas, and he has discovered, explored and mapped dozens of Japanese wartime tunnels systems throughout the mountains of Hong Kong.