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Valor & Courage: The Story of the USS Block Island Escort Carriers in World War II

Thursday, September 16 @ 6:00 pm

Valor & Courage: The Story of the USS Block Island Escort Carriers in World War II, by Benjamin J. Hruska

In Valor and Courage, Dr. Benjamin Hruska tackles a daunting task — the full story of two WW II escort aircraft carriers bearing the same name. Thus, ‘Fighting Block Island’ became a byword for the ‘baby flattops’ that fought Germany in the Atlantic and Japan in the Pacific. But far more than ships and aircraft, Valor and Courage properly focuses on the men of both vessels who remain an inspiration for their current heirs operating nuclear-powered descendants and supersonic jets.

— Barrett Tillman, author of On Wave and Wing: The 100-Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

Valor and Courage is available in the Museum Gift Shop for $42. Please join us Thursday, September 16, for a book signing and slide show with author Benjamin Hruska on the porch of the Historical Society. Book signing 6pm, slide show 7pm.

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 16
Time:
6:00 pm

Venue

Block Island Historical Society
18 Old Town Road
Block Island, RI 02807 United States
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Phone:
401-466-2481