March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
During World War II, the New Guinea campaign was truly important. In early to mid-1942, things were not going well for the Allies: Pearl Harbor was bombed; MacArthur was evicted from the Philippines and many of the nations and islands in the Pacific fell like ninepins to the Japanese juggernaut. But New Guinea and Guadalcanal in the Solomons helped slow down the Japanese and were important battles of attrition which helped to turn the tide in the favor of the Allies in the Pacific. Learn more about the important role of New Guinea in this pivotal point in world history.
Mark Albertson is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. Mark is a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. He has authored several books, and currently teaches history at Norwalk Community College.