Events

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY – CRUCIAL TURNING POINT IN THE PACIFIC WAR

When: September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

A turning point is a point in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant losses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and the opponent assumes the offensive. In WW II there were five key turning point battles each[…]

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BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES 1942

When: September 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

The Bataan peninsula, a strip of land 25 miles long and 20 miles wide, on the Philippine Island of Luzon became the last refuge for the troops defending the island against a Japanese invasion, December 1941. Over 67,500 Filipino soldiers and 12,500 US service personnel starved of adequate food and[…]

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AIR RAID TOKYO – THE DOOLITTLE RAID, APRIL 1942

When: April 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarers, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

Presentation by distinguished World War II Navy veteran Paul Frisco will cover how the surprise raid on Imperial Japan’s capital was organized and thereafter conducted. Related also will be why the daring raid was ever considered. The idea of the raid was so off the wall that the few who[…]

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BATAAN, WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE – THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES 1942

When: April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Belmar Public Library, 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA

“BATTLE FOR BATAAN: WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE” The Bataan peninsula, a strip of land 25 miles long and 20 miles wide, on the Philippine Island of Luzon became the last refuge for the troops defending the island against a Japanese invasion, December 1941. Over 67,500 Filipino soldiers and 12,500[…]

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OPERATION TORCH: THE ALLIED INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA, NOVEMBER 8, 1942

When: April 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Little Silver Public Library, 484 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA

“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA” On November 8, 1942 an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command[…]

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“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA”

When: November 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Manchester Branch, Ocean County Library, Manchester Township, NJ, USA

“OPERATION TORCH: ALLIED INVASION – NORTH AFRICA” On November 8, 1942 an Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command[…]

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THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: January 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Belmar Public Library, 517 10th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA

Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Eight American battleships and ten other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged. A total of 64 American aircraft were destroyed and over 3,400[…]

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THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL – AUGUST 1942

When: September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ocean County Public Library, Manchester Township, NJ, USA

Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942. The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly 6 months resulting in over 6000 casualties to include 1752[…]

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OPERATION BARBAROSSA – THE INVASION OF THE USSR BY NAZI GERMANY, JUNE 1941

When: June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ocean County Public Library, Manchester Township, NJ, USA

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union using the largest armed force ever assembled. More than 3 million troops, 600,000 vehicles, 750,000 horses, 3,580 tanks, and 1,830 were hurled against the Russians who were caught totally unprepared. The presentation will cover all aspects of the massive assault[…]

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THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER 7, 1941 – HOW AND WHY IT SUCCEEDED

When: April 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Greenbriar at Wittenham, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, USA

Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Eight American battleships and ten other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged.  A total of 64 American aircraft were destroyed and over 3,400[…]

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7:00 pm INVASION OF THE TARAWA ATOLL – S... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
INVASION OF THE TARAWA ATOLL – S... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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1:00 pm WORLD WAR II – THE 20TH CENTURY’... @ East Winsor Senior Center
WORLD WAR II – THE 20TH CENTURY’... @ East Winsor Senior Center
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A presentation on the history of the World War II Era and its impact on world history. WW II was the most violent and devastating war ever fought with nearly 60 million lives lost due to battle, aerial bombing, acts of genocide and the use of atomic bombs. The talk[...]
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7:00 pm THE FLYING TIGERS – THE AMERICAN... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
THE FLYING TIGERS – THE AMERICAN... @ Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come and hear from the nephew of one of the famed Flying Tigers who in late 1941 aided a beleaguered Chinese nation defeat Imperial Japanese forces that had a major impact on the war in the China, Burma, India Theater of War. The nephew, Dan Petach, using material maintained by[...]

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