320th Barrage Balloon Battalion: Webinar

Dallas, TX

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans Presents: Webinar: The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion

Learn about the brave men of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and their extraordinary mission to help protect US soldiers on June 6th, 1944 during the D-Day Invasions. The 320th was the only unit composed entirely of African American soldiers to storm the beach that day. They provided critical protection to the ships and soldiers below them from attacks by enemy aircraft. During the webinar you will learn about the men of the Battalion from interview clips with author Linda Hervieux, who wrote Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War about the battalion. As well as hear from one of its members, through video recorded selections of William Dabney’s oral history. Museum educator Kelly Goodner will also walk you through how barrage balloons worked and why they were used during the war. Time

Feb 17, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada) Register Here

Dallas, TX, 75237-4728

More Info: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ItjOhoiaQHaVL8gMHe_ZpQ

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