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The Battle of the Philippine Sea (Adults)

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2024-06-13 13:30:00 2024-06-13 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Battle of the Philippine Sea (Adults) Learn about the June 19-20, 1944, Battle of the Philippine Sea, the biggest aircraft carrier battle in history. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

Thursday, June 13
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-13 13:30:00 2024-06-13 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Battle of the Philippine Sea (Adults) Learn about the June 19-20, 1944, Battle of the Philippine Sea, the biggest aircraft carrier battle in history. Geneva Public Library District - Meeting Room

Learn about the June 19-20, 1944, Battle of the Philippine Sea, the biggest aircraft carrier battle in history.

In 1944, the still-powerful Imperial Japanese Navy sought one final "decisive battle," an ultimate encounter that would, once and for all, destroy the ever-expanding U.S. Navy in the Pacific, thus crowning the war – it was hoped - with Japanese victory. That opportunity arose with the June 15, 1944, U.S. invasion of Saipan in the Mariana Islands, only 1500 air miles from the Japanese Home Islands. With most of the U.S. fleet supporting that invasion, the stage was set for the most significant aircraft carrier battle in history: the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

Greig R. Siedor is a retired lawyer with a lifelong interest in military history, especially World War II. He has lectured at the Berkshire Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in western Massachusetts and the Taconic Learning Center in northwest Connecticut before moving to the Geneva area in 2021. Most recently, Mr. Siedor has made a series of presentations with the Waubonsee Community College Lifelong Learning Institute on Deception in War, focusing on World War II.

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History / Genealogy |

TAGS: | World War II | Lecture | Japan | History | Battle of the Philippine Sea |

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