Recommended Reading 

Book Suggestions from our WWII RT authors are now posted on our website under "RESOURCES."


Please send new items to editor, Kathryn Lerch,

Refer to our newsletter’s first page 'bookmark' column for future program dates in 2021.

Type of membership

RSVP Dinner Reservations 
​due by Friday, Sept. 24

​​Be sure to send your RSVP to Karl Kleinbub ASAP, or phone (317) 607-6948.

A head count is very important for the Northside Events & Social Club kitchen to plan on required meals for our dinner meeting attendees. The deadline for RSVPs is Friday, Sept. 24 before the dinner meeting on Monday, Sept. 27.


Charles D. Russell, our audio visual (AV) media specialist is retiring. He has arranged for on the job training (OJT) for any or several volunteers interested to take over or be backup helpers to support the duties of hosting our monthly Zoom meetings and providing AV support for our monthly slide presentation at the Northside Events & Social Club.​ Please email us at​ or contact us online.

Where History and Heroes  Meet

Front page of WWII Roundtable May 2021 Newsletter

"Okinawa: The Last Battle Part 1" 

by John Shivley

Now on You Tube: is his first of a planned three part lecture series on the battle of Okinawa.

John Shively, Lafayette, IN, August 23, 2021: "I am working on part 2, which will be about the actual ground battles. Part 3 will be about the Kikusui Operation (Floating Chrysanthemum), the use of the Kamikaze as a weapon against the ships of Task Force 58, and the last mission of the IJN Yamato, among other suicide weapons.
For those who will be going to Okinawa with me next year, this should prepare you well for visiting the battlefields of our Valor Tours tour. Also, sometime yet this year, I plan to put tougher a virtual tour of Okinawa as I did for Guadalcanal.  
As always, any and all critical comments welcome. I want to get the history right and improve the cosmetic appearance."
​Contact: or by phone 765-491-7010


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WWII Roundtable, Inc.

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