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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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    Rudolph B. Davila's Medal of Honor

    Second Lieutenant Rudolph B. Davila, of Spanish-Filipino descent, received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions near Artena, Italy, during World War II. 

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    Manuel Pérez Jr.’s Medal of Honor

    After parachuting on Tagaytay Ridge, Manuel Pérez participated in the horrendous fighting with the Japanese in the Philippines' capital city of Manila, the scene of some of the bloodiest urban combat of the war.

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    The Slovak National Uprising of 1944

    The strength, depth, and impact of the 1944 Slovak National Uprising made it one of the largest and most important anti-fascist campaigns in Europe during World War II.

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Sensory Friendly Mornings

09/30/2023 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Available on the last Saturday of each month, Sensory Friendly Mornings are for individuals of all ages with special needs and their families to enjoy early access to the Museum with modifications to make the experience more sensory friendly.


World War II On Topic

Season 5: Episode 1 – “Racing for the Bomb: Author Robert Norris on General Leslie Groves"

In this special season of World War II On Topic, The National WWII Museum will explore J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the history and ramifications of the atomic bomb.

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