A Young Yank in the RAF

in WWII

"4th Bombing Mission of the Me-109 Plant,
​Wiener Neustadt, Austria"

by Steve Baranyk, In-person speaker and WWII Roundtable member 


Steve Baranyk tells his father-in-law's WWII war story. 
(Photo of The Tennent Crew. From article in June 2021 Newsletter, page 2)

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WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting ​​(In-Person and via Zoom)
Monday, ​June 28, 2021

 ​​​​Capt. John Kottlowski, US Army (Ret.)

 "The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery"

In-person speaker: Capt. John Kottlowski, US Army (Ret.)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WWII Roundtable Hybrid Dinner Meeting, In-Person and via Zoom

​Monday, ​May 24, 2021​​ 

(Read the biography in the May 2021 Newsletter, page 2.)


​​​​​​​"Honoring Our Fallen Warriors Overseas"​
The Story of American Cemeteries on Foreign Soil and

the Work of the American Battle Monuments Commission
by Ron May​, WWII Roundtable member, author & historian

​WWII Roundtable Meeting via Zoom, Monday, February 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

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

Monday, ​August 23, 2021, 7:00 PM​​ 

Revised program:

Americans of Japanese Ancestry & WWII Order 9066: 

A Shameful History of Incarceration

Speaker, Marlene Mendonsa

We regret our featured speakers are unable to attend, but we anticipate an excellent and informative program.

Please remember to RSVP!

Hybrid Program, In-person and via Zoom, October 26, 2020

Honoring Women in theMilitary Month

“From a Jack to a King – ​Farm Girl to World Stage”​

The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945

by John Shively, author/historian and WWII Roundtable member

1. "Japanes Strategic War Objectives" - Jan 11, 2021

2. "First 24-Hours of the War in the Pacific" - Feb 8, 2021
3. ​​​​​​​​​"Battle for Wake and Guam” - YouTube

4. "Land Battles of Guadalcanal" -  (in five parts) - YouTube:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed1WasJB2oU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0A8TQTZh80
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46OBY_2Ji7o
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN9tfONlNeQ
Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f23mKxOvp6c

5. Okinawa: The Last Battle, Part 1 (Part 1 of 3 planned parts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtgZ2jF1vU

(Additional scheduled lectures in this series shall be listed here.)

Remember our Veterans this Memorial Day!

Via Zoom only, December 28, 2020​

"When you RSVP, please let Karl Kleinbub know if you wish to be included on the list to “tell a special story”. This is to be no longer than 3-5 minutes. You will relate your story via Zoom. It may be a favorite holiday event you remember or what you (or a relative) experienced while in the service, or something from Christmas or Hanukkah." (December 2020 Newsletter, page 1)

Video program, Monday, January 25, 2021

"Gerald Mansbach served as a sergeant and tank commander in the U.S. Army. Mansbach’s Fourth Armored Division was part of Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army. Mansbach's military honors include a Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious French Legion of Honor, originally created by Napoleon Bonaparte." (January 2021 Newsletterpgs. 1, 6.)

Gerald Mansbach’s

World War II Memories​​​

Arlington National Cemetery, October 2018

Steve Furste, In-person speaker.

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

Monday, April 26, 2021


"Steve Furste relates his father’s unique WWII service and life in England and much more..." See April 2021 Newsletter, pages 2 & 13.

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

Monday, ​July 26, 2021, 7:00 PM​​ 

"Faustian Bargain: The Soviet-German Partnership

& The Origins of the Second World War"

by Ian Ona Johnson, PhD, In-person speaker

​from the University of Notre Dame​​

Where History and Heroes  Meet

Presented Via Zoom, Monday, September 28, 2020

Presented Via Zoom, Monday, August 24, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS WORLD WAR II ROUNDTABLE - ERNIE PYLE CHAPTER

"Fall of American Outposts: Guam & Wake Islands"

by Dr. John Shively, author/historian and WWII Roundtable member, In-person speaker

WWII Roundtable Dinner Meeting, March 22, 2021

This lecture is the third in a lecture series, 'The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945.' The emphasis is on the fall of Wake. (See top of this page, "The Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945")

​Members Sharing Interesting Stories

Guest speaker: 
LtGen. Carol Mutter, USMC (Ret)
presented in-person

Monday, November 23, 2020