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Soldiers & Sailors Announces Opening of New Exhibit  “War in the Pacific 1941 -1945”

PITTSBURGH — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. announced today the opening of an exhibit depicting the story of the World War II Pacific Theatre of Operations.

“To help symbolize and remember all who served and those who lost their lives in the major campaigns and battles of war, we are displaying some memorabilia to honor and commemorate those military personnel,” said President & CEO John F. McCabe.

For Americans, the War in Pacific began on December 7, 1941 with the attack on Pearl Harbor and ended August 15, 1945 when the armed forces of Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers. Battles of the Pacific include Pearl Harbor, Luzon, Jimmy Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo, Corregidor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Island Hopping, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The display will feature a collection of military artifacts showcasing photographs, uniforms, shells & other related items.  Of particular interest is the galley clock from the USS Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor and a hand painted pin-up girl used as the mascot aboard the USS Sangay. The display will open on January 30, 2014 and can be seen during regular museum hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday.

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