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Lunchbox Lecture

Seth Paridon presents "The Hit and Run Carrier Raids and the Battle of the Coral Sea"

The February – March, 1942 "hit and run" carrier raids in the Pacific were the first offensive actions undertaken by the US Navy after the disaster at Pearl Harbor. Come learn about this pivotal time during WWII from Turning Point co-curator Seth Paridon, who will also be discussing the Battle of the Coral Sea. Two oral histories from the Museum’s archives will be shown in conjunction with the lecture. Join us the first and third Wednesday of each month for lectures on a variety of WWII topics. Feel free to bring your lunch or just come and enjoy the lecture. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

Turning Point: The Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral Sea, and Battle of Midway examines the early, dark days of World War II when the prospect of victory was far from certain. 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. Turning Point is on exhibit through July 8, 2012.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Repeat on the first Wednesday of the month until 12/31/2013