Ronit Stahl joins us on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm to discuss her new book Enlisting Faith in conversation with guest Rabbi Heather Borshof, U.S.Army, Jewish Chaplain at Fort Belvoir and Rabbi Steven Rein, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Jewish Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter World War Read more about Enlisting Faith – Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm[…]
When a Jenny or D.H. 9 fell from the sky and thundered into the ground, routine activities immediately ceased and the total emphasis of the medical group turned to the rescue and recovery of the involved airmen. Interrupting his other duties, Edwin rode out to accident sites in an ambulance, across bumpy, hole-ridden, rough roads and fields, kicking up massive clouds of choking light brown dust.
Captain Jerry Yellin spoke at the museum on October 25th. It was one of his last speaking engagements before he passed away on December 21st. It was an honor to have him share his incredible story here at the museum which included flying the final combat mission of World War II. Though he never was Read more about Remembering Captain Jerry Yellin[…]
The Faces of Margraten and Fields of Honor Database are seeking photographs of Jewish soldiers buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. This project was created by the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven as an effort to honor the Americans who served in World War II and particularly the 10,023 buried at Margraten. Read more about The Faces of Margraten Seeking Photos of Jewish Soldiers Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery[…]
In World War I, Abel Davis commanded the 132nd Infantry. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism at Consenvoye.
Jerry Yellin will join us to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 15th, two Jewish pilots, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo.
Honor veterans on Veterans Day Shabbat at the museum on Saturday, November 11th. 10am – Noon – Shabbat Service Noon – 3pm – Veterans Day Service Project Join us at the museum between to put together care packages for hospitalized veterans. What to bring: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sample size cans of shaving cream, Read more about Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum[…]
Private Trachtenberg was shot 12 times in both legs, both thighs and right hand. The next day as his comrades planned to continue the attack, news of the armistice arrived at 8:30am.
To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]
Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]