Battle of Midway: The True Story
In June of 1942 the world's fate was about to be decided by a handful of pilots and their untested aircraft. The Battle of Midway occurred when the U.S. Navy intercepted a Japanese invasion fleet heading for Midway Island, achieving an overwhelming victory and resulting in the turning point of the war in the Pacific. Throughout the film, viewers will experience an inside look at the Battle of Midway, captured through rarely seen battle footage and firsthand accounts from its hero dive-bombing pilot, "Dusty" Kleiss. The film is a step-by-step recount of one of the most pivotal conflicts of the 20th century. Attendees will be able to take a closer look at how this desperately needed victory came about through the design of U.S. airplanes, the skill of the pilots, the element of surprise, and a stroke of luck.
The Museum will have two separate days of screening with more than one showtime to provide visitors with multiple opportunities for viewing the film. Screening days will be on Sunday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Historic Nimitz Hotel Ballroom, at 340 E. Main St. Popcorn, soda and water will be served at each film screening as well.