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History in Practice: The Search and Recovery of American MIAs from Underwater Environments

Decorah Public Library is hosting Dr. Dan Davis to share his experience searching for American MIAs in marine wreckage. His presentation, called “History in Practice: The Search and Recovery of American MIAs from Underwater Environments,” will detail his efforts to locate, document, and recover American service members from submerged aircraft from World War II. The program will take place at the library on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 PM.   

Dr. Dan Davis is an associate professor of Classics in the department of History at Luther College. Dan has nearly three decades of underwater fieldwork experience from all over the world, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Baltic Sea, and Black Sea. His research interests include maritime history, ancient navigation, ship construction, harbor archaeology, and the archaeology of submerged World War II aircraft. His talk at the library will focus on past and current projects, as well as the technologies being used to locate and identify human remains underwater all over the world. 
A former deep-sea diver in the U.S. Navy, Dan is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on deep-water archaeology and benthic exploration.  

For more information about this presentation or the series, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – zrow-heyveld@decorahlibrary.org or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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Jan 25 2023


6:00 pm


Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St, Decorah, IA 52101


Zach Row-Heyveld
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