Special Exhibit: Battle of Midway and Doolittle’s Raiders
August 29, 2023 - September 30, 2023
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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit about the Battle of Midway and Doolittle’s Raiders. This exhibit will open Tuesday, August 29 and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, September 30. 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 Battle of Midway was the inflection point in the fortunes of the US and the Empire of Japan. The failures of US Intelligence in December of 1941 to anticipate the Pearl Harbor attack were replaced by the huge success in identifying Midway as Japan’s next target. The destruction of many of the Japanese ships that carried out the Pearl Harbor attack was a much needed boost for US morale. In addition, this exhibit will cover how many of these ships have recently been discovered thanks to 21st century technology. Their power and menace are still visible in the images taken of them almost 80 years after their demise.