Building Collaboration and Sustaining Partnership for the Recovery of Missing American Airmen from the Second World War in Austria
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.
For the last three years, the University of Maryland, College Park, has partnered with the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the University of Vienna to seek out and recover missing US airmen from World War II. Through archaeological field schools utilizing forensic protocols, our cooperative project has successfully completed three recovery missions within Austria and provided training to over 40 US and international undergraduate and graduate students. This paper will discuss the process and challenges of establishing and maintaining an international and inter-institutional program, and the many benefits of collaborating with a wide range of partners and institutions.
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Building Collaboration and Sustaining Partnership for the Recovery of Missing American Airmen from the Second World War in Austria. Adam Fracchia, Sarah A. Grady, Claudia Theune, Peter Hinterndorfer, Marilyn London, Katherine Boyle, Claire Seeley. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457541)
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