CAMPAIGNS OF COURAGE:
EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS
Scheduled for completion in 2015, the Campaigns of Courage pavilion will ultimately feature two essential stories of World War II—Road to Berlin, opened in December 2014, and the forthcoming Road to Tokyo—representing the “heart and soul” of the Museum’s expansion.
ROAD TO TOKYO
For America, World War II began in the Pacific. Although the nation’s attention had long been focused on events in Europe, it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that officially brought America into World War II. The Asia–Pacific Campaign builds on that galvanizing event, following the path that leads from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. Galleries will explore the evolving strategy for fighting across the Pacific and in Asia, and the cultural differences and tremendous range of extreme conditions that confronted our soldiers. In addition, the Museum’s Curtiss P-40 Warhawk airplane will soar above the galleries in Road to Tokyo.