Join Underwater Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi to investigate a little known, yet fatal WWII training mission on the Great Lakes in the first presentation of the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ 2022 Fall Lecture Series.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: On April 11, 1944, 2nd Lt Frank Moody lost his life on a training mission over Lake Huron. A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen (a group of primarily African American military pilots and airmen who fought in World War II), Lt Moody’s P-39 Aircobra was thought to be lost forever until pieces of the aircraft were discovered scattered across the bottom of Lake Huron. In our first presentation of our 2022 Fall Lecture Series, we invite you to join us at the museum for a watch party or virtually from the comfort of your home, as Underwater Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi leads us* through his investigation of the archaeological site and theories of what may have happened on the fateful day.
*As in the previous lectures, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer this presentation as a hybrid event using Zoom with one noted difference—the presenter will be delivering the lecture virtually. Individuals wishing to participate in person may come to the museum for a watch party and be a part of the live-streamed question and answer session following the presentation.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Wayne Lusardi is employed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as State Maritime Archaeologist and is stationed at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena. Mr. Lusardi is responsible for the research, documentation, preservation, and management of nearly 200 shipwrecks located in and around Thunder Bay, and another 1,300 around the State of Michigan. He received his M.A. degree in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University in 1998, and a BS in Anthropology from Illinois State University.
This lecture is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted.
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