Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum: Philippines Campaign Exhibit
May 3, 2022 - June 4, 2022
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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit on the Philippines campaign. This exhibit will open Tuesday, May 3, and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, June 4. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.
The campaign in the Pacific required that the Allies take back the island nation of the Philippines, which fell into Japanese hands after a long and brutal effort that began hours after Pearl Harbor and ended with the surrender of the US-Philippine forces in May of 1942, and the subsequent march of prisoners from Bataan.
The invasion of the Philippines began at Leyte, on the 20th of October 1944, and resulted in a naval battle that was a disaster for the Japanese. Campaigns at critical locations throughout the Philippines culminated in a final but costly victory when Japanese control ended in mid-1945.
This exhibit will chronicle the major battles and participants of the Philippines campaign, from the loss to the Japanese in 1942 to the final mopping up of residual forces in 1945.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located in Carrabelle, directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more information, contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.