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UNO Students participate in WWII Site Excavation in Austria

Apr 27

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The University of New Orleans will collaborate with the University of Innsbruck in Austria this summer to lead a joint effort to excavate the site of a World War II aircraft crash, in the hopes that the excavation will help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to identify and return the remains of an airman missing since the war.  The effort includes archaeologists and forensic specialists from the U.S. and Austria, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of New Orleans, historians and museum professionals, as well as support and expertise from The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Funding for the students participating in the excavation is being provided by:  The National WWII Museum, the Jean Brainard Boebel Chair in Historic Preservation in the UNO Department of Planing and Urban Studies, The Carol Muckley Endowment in the UNO Department of History, the Division of International Education, the UNO Student Government Association, and the UNO College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development.

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