INDIANAPOLIS WORLD WAR II ROUNDTABLE - ERNIE PYLE CHAPTER

​​WWII Roundtable Hybrid Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom) 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Doors open - 5 PM. Dinner - 6 PM. Program - 7 PM.

Northside Events & Social Club, 2100 E 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Attn Zoom Attendees:

To sign-in to our scheduled Zoom meeting, please refer to your Zoom meeting ID, passcode and phone access information that we emailed to you on April 7: "WWII Roundtable - April 2022 Newsletter and Meeting Announcement." 

Zoom sign-in date and early sign-in time: Monday, April 25, 2022, 06:45 PM Indiana (East)​. Program start time: 7:00 PM.​​

6. Japanese attack on the USS Franklin and Purdue Connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9caGzuwHLZI

​7. Two-part series on a virtual tour of Guadalcanal - Nov 19, 2021:  

Virtual Tour Part 1: https://youtu.be/0N4dM4y3Aj0
Virtual Tour Part 2: https://youtu.be/fRyapIlXbOM 

8. The Naval battles of Guadalcanal, Part 1 - YouTube

https://youtu.be/N40pswXm2Ro

9. The Aleutian Islands Campaign 1942-1943
https://youtu.be/_uEvgpLAkfA        


"The Last Flight of Frank Luke, the 'Arizona Balloon Buster' in WWI" 

Guest speaker, the author: Stephen Skinner

Andrew Jackson Smith, Civil War soldier,

Medal of Honor Recipient

Lt. Frank Luke, WWI pilot

​​​​March 2022 WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting

(In-Person and via Zoom), Northside Events & Social Club, Indianapolis, IN

Francis Gary Powers, Sr., U2 pilot who was shot down. ​(Photo source, Wikipedia)

"Francis Gary Powers, Sr., U-2 Flight & Spy Pilot"

Speaker:​ Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Dorie Miller wearing his Navy Cross. US Navy photo

U-2 aircraft similar to the one shot down. ​(Photo source, Wikipedia)

Francis Gary Powers, Jr. receiving certificate of recognition and our commemorative challenge coin from Kathryn Lerch, Vice President, WWII Roundtable.

Soviet C-75 (SA-2) SAM launcher used to shoot down Gary Powers's U2, on display at the Air Defense Forces Museum in Balachinka district, Zarya village. (Source, Wikipedia)

February is Black History Month

WWII Roundtable Hybrid Meeting (In-Person and via Zoom) 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Doors open - 5 PM. Dinner - 6 PM. Program - 7 PM.

Northside Events & Social Club

2100 E 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

"U-2 "GRAND SLAM" flight plan on 1 May 1960, from CIA publication The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance; The U-2 And Oxcart Programs, 1954–1974, declassified 25 June 2013. (Source, Wikipedia) ​

​​​January 24, 2022 WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting

(In-Person and via Zoom), Northside Events & Social Club, Indianapolis, IN

Featured Program:​ "WWII Private Snafu Films"

​​​Speaker: Eric Grayson, Historic Film Conservationist
Eric Grayson's presentation of his extensive collection of historical 'Private Snafu' films. 'Private Snafu' was a favorite among the troops.

The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945

by John Shively, author/historian and WWII Roundtable member on www.YouTube.com

Where History and Heroes  Meet

THOMAS GANTZ CASSADY

"A Hoosier for Lafayette and an American Patriot: Part 1 and Part 2"

 by Bradley K. Damon

Click these links to view each entire slide presentation: Part 1, December 6, 2021 and ​​​Part 2, January 24, 2022

761st Tank Battalion stand by awaiting call to clean out scattered Nazi machine gun nests in Coburg, Germany. US Army photo