MMM Lecture Series: The Tuskegee Airmen Project
The Michigan Maritime Museum will be hosting State of Michigan Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi, Wednesday, April 18th from 6:30pm-7:30pm for his presentation, “Lake Huron Red Trails! The Tuskegee Airmen Project.” This is the final lecture of the Museum’s WWII Lecture Series. Lusardi will discuss his archaeological work on submerged planes in Lake Huron. In August 2015, Lusardi led an expedition to lower Lake Huron where in 1944 a Bell P39 Airacobra flown by Tuskegee airman Lieutenant Frank Moody crashed into the lake during a World War II training mission. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was not found until 2014. Utilizing the skills and experiences of a variety of partners including law enforcement agencies, the State of Michigan, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and members of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers and Diving with a Purpose, Lusardi organized and led a team that was able to document most of the scattered pieces of the wrecked aircraft.