Coming Soon – New Special Exhibit
Turning Point: The Doolittle Raid, Battle of Coral Sea and Battle of Midway
April 18, 2012 – July 8, 2012
In the early, dark days of World War II, the remnants of the US Pacific Fleet fought a defensive withdrawal as the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese forces extended the borders of their empire closer and closer to the US mainland. Stopping the Japanese onslaught would come down to a woefully out-gunned and outnumbered task force of aircraft carriers, diligent intelligence work and a handful of intrepid aviators. Through a series of bold gambles, the American underdogs turned the tables on the Japanese, effectively ending the threat of future Japanese advances in the Pacific.
Turning Point focuses on the pivotal Battle of Midway and the events that led up to it, told by the men who witnessed these events as they unfolded. Archival photos and footage interlaced with the veterans’ recollections give a mind’s eye view of what these men experienced seventy years ago. Accompanying artifacts illustrate the equipment, uniforms and weaponry of our fighting men.
Coming soon to the web
Stay tuned for information on the Turning Point microsite with images and video from the exhibit.