Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Dedication Postponed

National Museum Of The Great Lakes Lecture Series Highlights Tuskegee Airmen

The waters of Lake Huron hold many secrets. Sunken ships and more lurk at the bottom of one of Michigan’s most well known lakes. Over the years, there have been plenty of found objects of significance, but the plane of a former Tuskegee Airman has been monumental enough to be part of the National Museum of the Great Lakes 2022 Fall Lecture Series.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. They are well known for escorting bombers and having one of the lowest loss records of any escort fighter groups ever.

The wreckage of 2nd Lt. Frank Moody was found in Lake Huron, and a monument was put in place to honor them last year not far from the site of the crash.

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Port Huron, Michigan
Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Port Huron, Michigan


The lecture will be presented by State Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi on September 28th, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM. It will be a hybrid event using Zoom with individuals also being able to view the presentation live at the museum for a watch party.

For more details and information, call (419) 214-5000

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell