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Lecture: Midway 1942: Time for a Command Decision

  • Treasure Island Museum, Building One 1 Avenue of the Palms San Francisco, CA, 94130 United States (map)

A lecture followed by a tour of the historic Nimitz house.

After Pearl Harbor and other breathtaking military victories, Japan was intoxicated with feelings of invincibility. In June 1942, enemy forces maneuvered toward American-held Midway. Brilliant naval intelligence and the steadfast determination of Admiral Chester Nimitz altered the tempo of war, crippling invaders and taking to the offensive in the Pacific.

Speaker: Michael Svanevik, Professor of History Emeritus, College of San Mateo

Tours of the historic Nimitz House will be conducted following the lecture, by Rear Admiral John Bitoff, USN (ret), who lived in the house as Commander, Naval Base San Francisco from 1989-91. Tours start at noon. Parking and access may be limited; check the website for instructions before coming for the tour.

(415) 413-8462

All Treasure Island Museum lectures are free of charge.