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Italian American Veterans Museum presents screening of Heroes on Deck

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Italian American Veterans Museum presents screening of Heroes on Deck

During World War II, just off Chicago’s shoreline, the US Navy trained over 15,000 carrier pilots on two makeshift “flattops,” both former, coal-fired, side wheel passenger steamers.

Not every pilot landed successfully on the pitching decks of the USS Wolverine and USS Sable and many aircraft went to the Lake bottom.

The acclaimed PBS documentary “Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan“, tells the story of the recovery of those rare warbirds and the ingenious training program that changed the course of the war in the Pacific.

Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the film will be screened at 3.  Museum board member Joseph Troiani, a retired Navy commander and consultant for the film, will give a PowerPoint presentation and field questions before screening.

Admission is free, but seating is extremely limited and reservations are a must. Call 708-338-0690 and leave your name, phone and the number of people in your party.

Heroes Trailer_v1 from Robert Kirk on Vimeo.

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Date:
December 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Italian American Veterans Museum
3800 Division St.
Stone Park, IL 60165 United States
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Phone:
708-338-0690
Website:
http://iavmuseum.org
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