Guest Speaker: Justin Taylan, founder of Pacific Wrecks
Justin Taylan of Hyde Park, New York (and proud RPI alum!) will speak about Pacific Wrecks, the website and 27 year project that began with him building models and interviewing his grandfather, which has evolved into him traveling across the world to document World War II Pacific and Korean War battlefields, aircraft crash sites, and shipwrecks. His presentation will provide more background and summarize his most recent expeditions and initiatives. Be sure to visit PacificWrecks.com to learn more, get involved, and learn about ways you can support the project!
Dana Bell Shares a 1925 Battle Fleet Aircraft Colors Chart
Members' Latest Projects
An Evening with Jon Parshall, Co-author of Shattered Sword
Tonight Jon Parshall shares a presentation about his latest research on Point Luck and the Midway battle plan, and then generously agrees to a Q&A session with us!
Shattered Sword provides background and operational details newly focused from an Imperial Japanese Navy perspective which is critical to a multidimensional understanding of the Battle of Midway. If you haven't read it yet, this critically acclaimed (5-star reviews), must-read book is available to purchase online.
Club members were encouraged to share models of Pacific War, WWII carrier aviation, WWII IJN/US/RN/Commonwealth Naval, aviation, or military subjects that they have built to give Jon a peek behind the curtain of our hobby and the reason so many of us are such passionate military history buffs!
A number of our members are attending the IPMS Nationals in Omaha.
For we stay-at-homes, Harvey Low will be reviewing a very special and unique project he is undertaking - hint...it's VERY BIG - and Steven Zaloga will share his recent build of an obscure and fascinating late WWII weapon.
No photos were submitted for sharing tonight.
Upcoming events and activities!