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Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan

Just off Chicago’s shoreline during World War II, the U.S. Navy trained more than 15,000 carrier pilots on a pair of coal-fired, side-wheel passenger steamers transformed into “flattops.” The Italian American Veterans Museum will screen a documentary of this period. Museum board member Joseph Troiani, a retired Navy commander and consultant for the film, will give a PowerPoint presentation and field questions before the screening.

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