History Continued: Pearl Harbor Presentations

Dec 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our December 5th History Continued presentations are in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day - December 7th, 1941.

Presentation 1: The Pearl Harbor Attack and the Newly Installed Radar System

Presenter: GREG FRICK

Topic: “December 7th 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” [President Franklin D. Roosevelt]

The attack on Pear Harbor drew America into World War II. Many stories may be drawn from this attack. One such story is how a new technology, called RADAR, provided advance warning of the Japanese aerial attack, and how the Untied States Army and Navy command and control system failed to effectively act upon this early warning.

Presentation 2: Ed Johann's Firsthand Experience During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
(This is a video presentation)

Presenter: ED JOHANN

Topic: Another Pearl Harbor story is the rescue and recovery of U.S. Navy sailors. Pearl Harbor survivor, Seaman Apprentice Ed Johann, was on duty during the attack. He, along with two other sailors, were operating onboard a 36-foot open motor launch when the bombs started to fall. During and after the attack, 18-year-old Seaman Johann helped ferry uninjured, injured and deceased sailors from the waters surrounding the USS Arizona and USS West Virginia battleships to the USS Solace hospital ship.

Location: Space Museum Galaxy Theater @ 2pm

Cost: Included with admission

 

 

Our December 5th History Continued presentations are in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day - December 7th, 1941.

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