The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, which took place from November 12-15, 1942, was the decisive engagement in a series of naval battles between Allied (primarily American) and Imperial Japanese forces during World War II.
On November 13, 1942, a violent explosion engulfed USS Juneau (CL-52) and the ship seemed to vanish from sight. Catastrophically hit by torpedoes from Japanese submarine I-26, the ship sank in less than a minute with most of its 693 crewmen onboard. About 115 Sailors survived the sinking, but only 10 were rescued after days at sea. The story of service and sacrifice of USS Juneau, particularly the loss of the five Sullivan brothers, had a powerful impact on the U.S. Navy and the nation as a whole, then and today.
Join us at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2023 for a speaker series program presented by our Director of Education, Steven Tedesco, to learn more about the Naval Battle that was a pivotal moment in World War II history.
The program will begin at 6:00 PM in the Buffalo Naval Park’s Museum Building on the Second Floor. It is free and open to the public. Please register here to reserve your seat.