When:
Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:00a -
12:00p

Where:
Somerville Public Llibrary
79 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Accessible Spots, Date Idea, Good for Groups, History, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Rainy Day Ideas

Event website:
https://somervillepubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/author-visit-the-navigation-case-with-john-e-happ/

Join the SPL and author John E. Happ this May for Armed Forces Day, as Happ recounts the discovery of an old leather briefcase in his family home. 

The contents of that case revealed the true-life saga of his father’s participation in deadly cadet training and violent air missions when aviation as an industry was still in its infancy. Happ’s book, The Navigation Case, recounts the drama and sacrifice expended by America’s pioneering pilots during the greatest campaign in U.S. Air Force history. This story gives context for all the Pacific war stories from Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway Island, and Iwo Jima, up to the avoidable catastrophes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


This program is presented in partnership with the Somerville Department of Veterans' Services


About John E. Happ:

John E. Happ is a contributing author to the Journal of the American Revolution, has written for the World War One website The 75th Artillery C.A.C., and the adventure magazine Atlantic Coastal Kayaker. 


For more information, contact Kerry at kodonnell@minlib.net.

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