Purchase reserved tickets online for Bush and Nimitz galleries every half-hour, 9 AM - 2:30 PM, Weds - Sun. MASKS REQUIRED IN ALL NMPW BUILDINGS. (Galleries closed Mon & Tues.) Victory in the Pacific programs cancelled through Dec 2020. Pacific Combat Zone temporarily closed.
In this episode of Nimitz Minitz, we explore one of the many innovations created during WWII. As the war raged on, it became apparent that the U.S. Navy needed a way to fend off enemy aircraft, but starting out, that was no easy task - it was like shooting in the dark, even if it was daytime! We needed to improve accuracy of anti-aircraft guns, and this led to an innovation called the Radio Proximity Fuze. In this episode of Nimitz Minitz, you'll see how they were assembled and learn how they made anti-aircraft fire up to 5 times more effective.