The USS Midway was the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century. Named after the climatic Battle of Midway of June 1942, Midway was built in only 17 months, but missed World War II by one week when commissioned on September 10, 1945. Midway was the first in a three-ship class of large carriers that featured an armored flight deck and a powerful air group of 120 planes.
Admission to the USS Midway Museum includes a self-guided audio tour. The audio tour brings Midway’s history to life and adds a personal touch to what it was like to live onboard a floating city at sea!
Midway’s audio tour is split in three engaging sections:
- Flight Deck: Listen to Midway pilots describe what it was like to fly the more than 20 aircraft on the flight deck off of this floating airport. Also visit Admiral’s & Captain’s Country and pilot Ready Rooms!
- Hangar Deck: Hear what it was like to drop anchor, sleep in an enlisted sailors’ bunk or fly a WWII aircraft from Midway Sailors!
- Below Deck: Sick Bay, Galley, Laundry and Engine Room are just some of the spaces you can explore and listen to Midway sailors describe their daily like aboard.
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Check-in at 12:30 pm
Location: USS Midway Museum (Embarcadero, 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101)
Fee: $6 per student and $10 per adult
RSVP: October 11, 2019