Honoring America’s World War II Battlefield in a Virtual World

Author(s): Tane R Casserley; David Alberg

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Adaptation and Alteration: The New Realities of Archaeology during a Pandemic" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Beyond NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s (MNMS) current boundaries off North Carolina lie waters associated with nearly 500 years of western maritime history and includes shipwrecks representing the American Civil War, U.S. naval aviation, World War I, and most prominently World War II (WWII). NOAA’s adaptation to mandatory teleworking has presented new opportunities to celebrate, study, and preserve these nationally significant shipwrecks. Through virtual public programs, MNMS continues to promote this area as a uniquely accessible underwater museum and memorial to WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic. In the world of COVID-19, MNMS has embraced several virtual platforms to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the close of WWII and honor the history and sacrifice of Allied servicemen and the U.S. Merchant Marine.

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Honoring America’s World War II Battlefield in a Virtual World. Tane R Casserley, David Alberg. 2021 ( tDAR id: 459212)


NOAA Shipwrecks WWII

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Mid-Atlantic, North Carolina

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology