The 2023/24 lecture series is being held in collaboration with the
Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
All lectures will be held in person unless otherwise indicated.

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Lecture: Looking for a US airman in Maltese waters – the excavation of a WWII bomber

18/10/2023 @ 6:30 PM

Lecture by Professor Timmy Gambin.

In May 1943 the Allies were turning the tide of the war in the Mediterranean and were on the offensive by air, land and sea. During an air raid on southern Italy, an aircraft of the United States Army Air Force crashed off Malta with the loss of one crew member. After many decades, a team from the University of Malta dived the site and subsequently conducted a systematic investigation of the site together with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). This talk tracks the aircraft mission, how she came to crash off Malta and the subsequent identification of the aircraft.



6:30 PM


The Archaeological Society Malta
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Fortress Builders Interpretation Centre
St Mark Street Valletta
Valletta, Malta
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