“GENERAL ALBERT C. WEDEMEYER, UNSUNG STRATEGIST OF WW II”
DR. JOHN MC LAUGHLIN
AUTHOR AND PRESIDENT, NJ WORLD WAR II BOOK CLUB
General Albert C. Wedemeyer, author of the “Victory Program” that mobilized the U.S. and its resources after the attack on Pearl Harbor, has been largely overshadowed in military history by all the other famous generals of WW II. His legacy as the main planner of Operation Overlord, the invasion of France on 6 June 1944, is almost completely forgotten today. It is Wedemeyer who conceived the actual battle plans calling for the concentration of forces in England in preparation for a cross-channel invasion of France and to his disappointment, he was never appointed to a field command in the European Theater of Operations but, in 1943, was assigned to take command of American forces in the China-Burma-India theater of war. Come and hear Dr. McLaughlin relay the story of this American hero and the contributions he made enabling the U.S. to win the Second World War in Europe as well as Asia.
Tuesday, Apr. 9, 7:30pm, Warner Student Life Center.
Fee: $12 adults, $5 students. Code: XWWTS 275
Note: Please note that this event is not affiliated with the CECOM Historical Office. We post this as a form of outreach and history information-sharing.