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Lisa Daly

Lisa's picLisa M. Daly holds a B.A. in Physical Anthropology/Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an M.Sc. in Forensic and Biological Anthropology from Bournemouth University, and has returned to MUN to work on a Ph.D. in World War II Aviation Archaeology.

Lisa has worked on aircraft crash sites dating from WWII to the Cold War across Newfoundland and Labrador, most notably in Gander, Stephenville and Goose Bay. Her current research examines the history and material culture associated with the Gander Airbase, including surveying and inventorying the remains of numerous aircraft crash sites in the area and excavating the Globe Theatre on what used to be the Canadian side of the airbase. This work examines the treatment and use of crash sites by the military during the war and the public since the war, and looks at the relationship between the Newfoundlanders, Canadians and Americans who worked and lived at Gander during the war period.

The image is from a World War II Douglas A-20 Havoc which crash landed 122 km Southwest of Goose Bay, Labrador in 1942 and recovered in the fall of 2008. It was recovered by an archaeological team from MUN consisting of myself and Dr. Michael Deal, a representative of the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, David Hebbard, and Underwater Admiralty Services and with the help of 444 Combat Support Squadron, 5 Wing Goose Bay.