Houston Maritime Museum presents Lecture: WWII in the Pacific
On December 7, 1941, Japan infamously coordinated an attack of Pearl Harbor. The next day newspapers from all across the country reported that the United States was officially at war. The allied powers ultimately claimed victory, a victory that may have not seemed possible during the first few months of 1942.
Join the Houston Maritime Museum on Veterans Day for a dual lecture as museum docent, Whit Drake, and author, Donald Kehn, delve into some of the early events of WWII in the Pacific. They will discuss how the Japanese failed despite having all the pieces in place to win the war and try to untangle the stubbornly interwoven narrative of the sinkings of the USS Pope and USS Edsall.