Celebrate 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway
Come out to InfoAge Sunday, June 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.THE COAST STAR
WALL TOWNSHIP — Most historians agree the two most important battles in the history of the United States were Gettysburg and Midway.
To find out why Midway was so critical, join other history buffs on Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., at InfoAge, 2201 Marconi Road in Wall.
InfoAge is the state of New Jersey’s World War II living memorial.
Those attending will see a remarkable diorama showing the disposition of the Naval forces of the United States and Japan during the conflict.
Many artifacts, maps, pictures and posters will also be displayed. Visitors will also be treated to the Grand Opening of the InfoAge “WWII Living Room.”
They will be able to sit in the midst of period furniture and listen to the original radio broadcast from San Francisco that informed the American public about the historic engagement, according to a press release from InfoAge.
A series of informative lectures will begin at 2 p.m. in the Marconi Hotel. “Midway Revisited” will be presented by Len Cafone.
Mr. Cafone will enlighten the audience with details and facts about the battle unknown to the general public until recently.
Ray Chase’s talk about “Radar – the battlefield game changer” and the significance of the technology throughout WWII will follow.
Lastly, Al Klase will discuss what was highly classified at the time: “U.S. Aircraft Carrier Electronic Homing System,” which helped American pilots return safely to their ships despite the fog of battle.
All InfoAge displays will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. The Military Technology Museum, home to scores of WWII vehicles, weapons and uniforms is not to be missed.
InfoAge has also initiated its “Wall of Honor” where families can honor those who served by dedicating a high-quality tile that will be permanently displayed at InfoAge. Details will be available at the event.