Design and fabrication of 2,000 sf. exhibition relating the epic survival story of eight USS Flier crew members after a Japanese mine sank the sub in August, 1944. This remarkable story of heroism, superb judgement, and adventure serves as a lens, revealing the broad scope of the U.S. WWII Pacific submarine campaign.
Set in a re-creation of a Philippine coast watcher station, a video recounts the survivors’ stories. Artifacts, computer interactives, graphics, and text portray the great challenges, dangers, and accomplishments of the sub campaign, from overarching strategy to intricate technical details. At the quay outside, visitors can tour the USS Silversides, a nearly mint condition WWII Gato-class sub, very similar to the USS Flier.
Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, client. Opens Memorial Day, 2013.