2014-15 Schedule

Sept. 11, 2014 D-Day for the Allies – Gold, Juno, Sword Beach Landings John Nelson Rickard, author of Advance and Destroy, and Veterans of the D-Day Landings will discuss the British and Canadian Landings at Normandy. (PDF) (YouTube)

Oct. 2, 2014 Glider Operations in WWII In conjunction with the Veterans Reunion (1st Thursday) Guy Lofaro, author of The Sword of St Michael, and Veterans of Gliders and Transport Planes, will discuss the dangerous tactics of using Gliders to support Combat and Logistics Operations. (PDF) (YouTube)

Oct. 23, 2014 Building the Death Railroad – Bridge on the River Kwai Kelly Crager, author of Hell Under the Rising Sun, and Veterans of the POW’s of Japanese will discuss their capture and efforts of survival under cruel treatment. (PDF)

Nov. 13, 2014 Dr. Harold C. Deutsch Lecture: The O.S.S. Douglas Waller, author of Wild Bill Donovan, presents a profile of Donovan and a review of some of their notable Operations. (PDF) (YouTube)

Dec. 11, 2014 Christmas at Bastogne – The German Offensive on Christmas ’44 Leo Barron and Don Cygan, authors of No Silent Night, and Veterans of Bastogne will reveal a much overlooked battle and a turning point of the Battle of the Bulge. (PDF) (YouTube)

Dec. 12, 2014 12pm NOON *** SPECIAL SESSION *** Gen. George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge Author Leo Barron will be giving a presentation on his new book Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. (YouTube)

Jan. 8, 2015 The Myth of the German Offense – Success that led to Failure John Mosier, author of The Blitzkrieg Myth, and Veterans of the Eastern European Front will show the flaws in the German Offensive tactics that eventually failed. (PDF)

Feb. 12, 2015 Italian Struggle – Not the Soft Underbelly Tim Brady, author of A Death in San Pietro, and Veterans of the Italian Campaign will discuss the brutal fighting of the U.S. Operations moving from Salerno towards Rome. (PDF) (Supplement)

March 12, 2015 The Logistics of War – Beans and Bullets to the Soldiers Dr Jerry Brown, Professor of History at US Army CGSC, and Veterans of Supply Operations will show the importance of Logistical Operations in winning Wars. (PDF)

March 26, 2015 Return to the Philippines – The Road to Japan Dr Nathan Prefer, author of Leyte, and Veterans of the Leyte Campaign will discuss the Command controversy and tactical operations of General MacArthur’s Return. (PDF)

April 9, 2015 Air War in the Mediterranean – British and American Operations Col Robert Ehlers, author of upcoming book The Mediterranean Air War, and Veterans of Air Units in the Southern Theater will show the importance of the Southern Front of Operations. (PDF)

May 14, 2015 Retrospective Look at Goals of 8 WWII Leaders Dr Gerhard Weinberg, author of A World at Arms and Visions of Victory, will review the territorial and other aims of eight World War II Leaders on this 70th Anniversary of V-E Day. (PDF)