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In Harm's Way:  The U.S. Navy and World War II:  Atlantic

Bldg. 76

In Harm’s Way: The U.S. Navy in World War II

In Harm’s Way:  The U.S. Navy in World War II

The Atlantic Theater

The Atlantic Theater is presented in the west (left) side of the museum and traces the technology and tactics employed fighting German and Italian forces.  Just as in World War I, an important role of the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic was to ensure the safe transportation of American soldiers and equipment overseas.  Told chronologically, starting with Atlantic Charter and the alliance with the British, and the beginnings of the engagments of U-Boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.   This exhibit continues with Operation Torch and the Casablanca Conference, with the landings in Italy that followed.   The chronological exhibit continues with the Normandy Invasion, decided by the "Big Three" Allied leaders at the Tehran Conference, and the subsequent Southern France Invasion.   Video presentations from "Victory at Sea" augment the exhibit.   Examples of ammunition and firearms used by both Allies and Germans are displayed for visitors to examine.  

Interesting artifacts from the Atlantic Section of the World War II exhibit include:  


Published: Wed Jan 04 12:53:31 EST 2023