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Valor & Courage: The Story of the USS Block Island Escort Carriers in World War II
Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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.