Recently graduated history majors Samantha Zinnen (2019) and Tristan Krause (2018) have been featured in an article from UW News, for their work done with UW-Madison’s Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project. This project focuses on advancing the recovery of MIAs by “involving an academic blend of knowledge and research as well as educating students in a number of scholarly disciplines.” The project’s current focus is on the recovery and identification of WWII U.S. Forces in the European Theater. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Zinnen and Krause went to Saint-Omer in France for three weeks during the summer of 2018 to help the MIPRIP unearth and recover pieces of a fallen plane and its pilot. The MIARIP engages the disciplines of History, Archaeology, Forensics, and Genetic Analysis in their efforts. Our Department’s own Professor John Hall is the Historical Principal Investigator for the project.
To read more about the project, see UW-Madison News.