WI Maritime MuseumThe Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, is proud to host the Wisconsin premier of an exciting new documentary, HEROES ON DECK: WWII on Lake Michigan, on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. Executive Producer Harvey Moshman will be on hand to introduce the film and for a Q&A following the feature. HEROES ON DECK: WWII on Lake Michigan is the story of the 15,000 aviators, including future president George H. W. Bush, that were trained on Promo image HeroesLake Michigan and the harrowing details of rough weather, onboard crashes, navigational errors, and “water landings.” As a result, more than 100 classic WWII fighters and dive bombers sank to the bottom of the lake. These fighters remained undisturbed for decades, but since the 1970s more than 40 aircraft have been recovered and restored. Some are flying again, while others are on display in museums and airports. This is the story of the recovery of those rare warbirds and the ingenious training program that changed the course of the war in the Pacific.

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