The Battle of Kula Gulf

In the early hours of July 6, 1943, American led Allied naval forces engaged Japanese naval forces in the Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands.

How Freshwater Turned The Tide At The Battle Of Midway

Despite the fact that the Battle of Midway took place upon the largest ocean on the planet, it was freshwater rather than saltwater that brought about the United States’ best chance for victory in the Pacific Theater.  RADM Edwin Thomas Layton shared this remarkable story in an oral history interview with the Nimitz Education and Research Center.

Admiral Nimitz’s Hope

On June 3, 1942 Admiral Nimitz received word that Japanese forces were close to Midway. He relayed this information to his carrier forces and added the dire warning, “That is not repeat not the enemy striking force—stop— That is the landing force. The striking force will hit from the northwest at daylight tomorrow.”

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at the National Museum of the Pacific War!

If you’re spending this holiday weekend in or around beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas, make sure to stop by the National Museum of the Pacific War.  We have a full weekend’s worth of programs and ceremonies planned to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Staff Members Share WWII Family Stories

A core part of the museum’s mission is to preserve the legacy of the men and women who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  This mission hits particularly close to home for members of our staff with family members who served in this theater of operations.  As a part of Museum Week 2018, we asked several of our staff members to share their family stories and pictures with us.

Experience the human story of WWII in the Pacific Theater told through 55,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, over 900 artifacts, and audio/visual displays.

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