In honor of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, the War in the Pacific NHP displayed six interesting exhibits on various WWII topics.
The highlight of this month-long event was the newest exhibit created by War in the Pacific NHP and the Arizona Museum Memorial Association- "Planes and Pin-ups". "Planes and Pin-ups" is the stylish and interesting traveling exhibit that focuses on the reasons behind and the significance and role of "nose art" in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The exhibit consists of two informative panels, a slide show presentation which features the different images that appeared on the planes, and a video which describes the island-hopping campaign and the inspirations and themes of nose art images.
In addition to the newly developed traveling exhibit, War in the Pacific NHP also displayed five exhibits which were on- loan from the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. These exhibits were about Yamamoto, Women in WWII, Prisoners of War, Operation Cactus, and the "Risqué Business" of nose art.
This event was just one of many scheduled during the month of July.The exhibits were on display at the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency's gallery at Two Lovers' Point in Upper Tumon.
Captions: Reproduced aircraft nose art, above, and other items are on display at Two Lovers’ Point as part of the 60th Liberation Day festivities in July. Photo by Masako Watanabe/Pacific Daily News.
Top photo- Japanese tourists view an exhibit put up by the National Park Service and the Arizona Memorial Museum Association at the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency’s Gallery at Two Lovers’ Point as part of the 60 th Liberation Day festivities in July. Photo by Masako Watanabe/Pacific Daily News.
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