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WN@tL: Finding and Recovering First Lieutenant Frank Fazekas

  • Wed, May 30, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall, Room 1111, Madison, WI 53706

WN@tL: “Finding and Recovering First Lieutenant Frank Fazekas

May 30 - 7:00PM - 8:15PM 

UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall, Room 1111,  Madison, WI 53706 
Cost: Free 


Charles Konsitzke, associate director, UW–Madison’s Biotechnology Center; Leslie Eisenberg, honorary fellow in the Department of Anthropology and an archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society; Ryan Wubben MD’97, associate clinical professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health and medical director of the UW Med Flight Program and the UW Department of Athletics

About the talk

In this talk, the team of three will tell its story of recovering the wreckage at the crash site — and the remains of first lieutenant Frank Fazekas — long after his P-47 Thunderbolt plane fell from formation over northern France during World War II — a little more than a week before the D-day invasion in 1944.

About the speakers

Charles Konsitzke has been administering and facilitating research on campus for nearly 20 years. He has a passion for developing large-scale projects and advancing research.

Leslie Eisenberg is a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team. She was deployed to New York City immediately following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and to southern Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a registered professional archaeologist, serving as a consultant to law enforcement in Wisconsin and other jurisdictions. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, she had the honor of directing the University of Wisconsin’s field excavations at the Fazekas site in collaboration with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Ryan Wubben’s interests include prehospital and critical-care transport, HEMS/aeromedical, global health, and emergency medicine in the developing world. He is involved in the joint University of Wisconsin and Addis Ababa University “Twinning Project,” which helps to develop emergency medicine at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Wubben also has played an integral role in the School of Medicine and Public Health admissions process, serving as vice chair and chair of the Non-Resident Admissions Committee and as a member of the school’s Admissions Executive Committee.

Parking Information

Parking is available in Lot 20, located at 1390 University Avenue. Lot 20 is a three-level parking structure on the right side of University Avenue, just before Henry Mall. Lot 20 is attached to the Genetics/Biotechnology Center.

Parking in Lot 20 is one of the most convenient parking experiences on campus. Park on the top level, and you can enter the building without going up any steps. Convenient, close and step-free parking are three big reasons we hold WN@tL at the Genetics/Biotechnology Center.


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