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Archaeological Investigation and Identification of USS Independence Aircraft Through Telepresence-Enabled Exploration (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Russell E Matthews. James P. Delgado. Megan Lickliter-Mundon. Michael L. Brennan. John G Lambert.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Strides Towards Standard Methodologies in Aeronautical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. August 2016 saw the first archaeological survey conducted at the wreck of USS Independence (CVL22), a USN carrier scuttled off California in 1951 following use in atomic testing. A team of experts in nautical archaeology, physics, marine biology and historic aviation worked to document the sunken warship...


Aviators Down! Tuskegee Airmen in Michigan (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wayne R. Lusardi.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Strides Towards Standard Methodologies in Aeronautical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the middle years of World War II, Michigan was selected by the U.S. Army Air Force as a place for advanced training of African-American pilots that had graduated from the Tuskegee flight program in Alabama. The potential for Tuskegee Airmen-related archaeological sites worldwide is low. Outside of...


Battle of Midway: 2017's Exploration for Sunken Aircraft (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bert S. Ho. Kelly Gleason Keogh.

In May of 2017, the NPS' Submerged Resources Center and NOAA's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument conducted an exploratory survey for sunken aircraft from WWII's Battle of Midway in June of 1942. What was found spanned the centuries of maritime activity at the Atoll including the battle. It also displayed on the seafloor all aspects of the military's long use of the island as a base, and their lasting impact on the island landscape. Today multiple federal agencies manage Midway as a...


East Carolina University and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Partnership Projects in Saipan, CNMI (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer F McKinnon.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "East Carolina University Partnerships and Innovation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. ECU’s Program in Maritime Studies recently engaged in a partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and their mission to recover lost service members from past wars. As part of that relationship, ECU hosted a two-year fellow, and took on several missions in both Europe and...


Going Full Circle: ECU’s 2018 Archaeological Investigations into the Battle of Saipan (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Aleck Tan.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "East Carolina University Partnerships and Innovation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The 1944 Battle of Saipan resulted in many U.S. losses, including Douglass SBD Dauntless, F6F Hellcat, and TBF/M Avenger aircraft. In 2018, East Carolina University’s (ECU) Program in Maritime Studies held their summer field school as a DPAA-oriented mission to examine an...


The Hester Lake B-24 Crash: A Case Study For Small, Low-Cost ROVs (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Walt Holm. Craig Fuller. Bryan Heisinger. Gary Quigg.

Remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) have been used for years to explore underwater archaeological sites.  Recent technology advances have improved the capabilities of ROVs, while greatly shrinking their size and lowering their cost.  Small, battery-powered ROVs can now be taken to remote sites, opening up areas for research that were previously unavailable. In August of 2015 a team of archaeologists and ROV operators packed deep into California's Kings Canyon wilderness to explore the wreckage of...


Hunting the Soviet Bear-A Study of Soviet Aircraft Intercepts near Alaska 1961-1991 (1992)
DOCUMENT Full-Text William J. Allen.

This historical study is an account of Alaska's Cold War years. It focuses on the Soviet aircraft intercept activities from 1961 when the first recorded intercept was made, until the end of 1991. The Alaskan NORAD Region, because of its adjacent location to the former Soviet Union, has had more Soviet aircraft intercepts conducted in its area than any other NORAD region. The study, by TSgt William Allen, is based on declassified and unclassified documents held in the 11th Air Force history...


An Initial Site Assessment of Submerged Naval Aircraft off the Coast of Pensacola, Florida (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hunter W Whitehead. Nicole O Mauro.

Known locally as the U.S. Navy's ‘Cradle of Aviation’, the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida has been a fundamental training ground for U.S. naval aviation since the beginning of the 20th century. During World War II, the U.S. Navy was eager to train as many young pilots as possible. Many of those inexperienced pilots were quickly processed through an accelerated flight-training program. Often aircraft would be lost during training missions and left to sink in the Gulf of Mexico. Available...


Multi-Image Photogrammetry for Long-Term Site Monitoring: A Study of Two Submerged F8F Bearcats (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hunter W Whitehead.

Underwater aviation resources in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Florida are numerous due to a longstanding presence of the U.S. Navy’s first Naval Air Station. Throughout the years, training aircraft were lost at sea during periods of both conflict and of peace. The F8F Bearcat, a carrier-based fighter aircraft, was introduced too late to participate in World War II, but was used at NAS Pensacola as a carrier qualification trainer. This paper presents steps taken to utilize and test...


Patterns Of Preservation In WWII Aircraft And Their Importance (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian Hunt.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Strides Towards Standard Methodologies in Aeronautical Archaeology" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The aircraft of World War II (WWII) provide the largest volume sample in aircraft archaeology with potential to investigate broad patterns. These aircraft represent both combat and training losses. Over 10,000 total planes were lost over the UK during this period and over 7,000 USAAF aircraft were lost in...


Recent Aircraft And Carriers Discovered By R/V Petrel (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Reams. Adrian Hunt.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. An overview of aircraft carriers discovered by R/V Petrel in 2018 and 2019. These discoveries include the USS Lexington, USS Wasp, USS Hornet and wrecked aircraft associated with each. These historic WW2 carriers were discovered at depths ranging from 4,000 to greater than 5,500 meters in the Pacific Ocean.


The Search for B-29 Joltin’ Josie the Pacific Pioneer (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Madeline J. Roth.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "East Carolina University Partnerships and Innovation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The B-29 Superfortress revolutionized American aviation during World War II. Developed as a long-range bomber, the aircraft arrived in the Pacific theater following the capture of the Mariana Islands. Joltin’ Josie the Pacific Pioneer (S/N 42-24614) was the first B-29 to land on...


Sunken Aircraft of the Battle of Midway (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bert S. Ho. Kelly Gleason Keogh.

In June of 2017, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway will occur as archeologists begin the first dedicated project to discover the sunken aircraft at the atoll involved in the battle. Often considered as the turning point of the Pacific Front in World War II, Midway has been difficult to study archaeologically because of the remoteness of the location, and the difficulty in surveying around the treacherous reefs that surround it. Efforts to locate submerged aircraft have been made...


The Tanapag Coronado: A Case Study in Site Formation Processes (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James R Pruitt.

The study of submerged aircraft, while not new, is a relatively unexplored area of maritime archaeology. Receiving even less attention is the study of site formation processes as they apply to submerged aircraft wreck sites—what processes affected the site between the time it crashed and now? These studies are becoming increasingly important, especially for cultural resource managers who are responsible for managing submerged aircraft. This paper summarizes the results of a case study of a...


The Tanapag Coronado: a Case Study in Site Formation Processes of Submerged Aircraft Wreck Sites (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James R Pruitt.

The study of submerged aircraft, while not new, is still a relatively unexplored area of maritime archaeology. Receiving even less attention is the study of site formation processes as they apply to submerged aircraft wreck sites—what processes affected the site between the time it crashed and now? These studies are becoming increasingly important, especially for cultural resource managers who are responsible for managing submerged aircraft. This paper summarizes the results of a case study of a...