Sunday, January 20, 2013

February 2013 Meeting

The next meeting of the NJ World War II Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m., at the Millburn Library. William B. Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University will be our guest lecturer. Dr. Rogers will lecture on the Conflict in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Rogers was John McLaughlin's dissertation advisor at Drew and inspired John to expand his dissertation into a book length biography of General Wedemeyer. Dr. Rogers and John are currently working on a day long seminar on China in World War II which which will be jointly sponsored by Drew University and the World War II Book Club. The conference will take place in November 2013. More details will be provided when the date is selected and the  speakers are named.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 2013 Meeting

Next Meeting Tuesday January 15, 2013

The next meeting of the World War II Book Club will be Tuesday January 15, 2013, as usual at the Millburn Library commencing at 7PM. Our speaker will John W. Lanza,  author of the acclaimed Shot Down Over Italy-A True Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-occupied Italy during World War II.

The stories of the fate of the airmen remained a mystery for many years. Lanza, after a long search in an effort  to locate relatives of the survivors of the crash,  and a trip to the crash site in Italy, was able to piece together a captivating true story with many fascinating aspects, including a pilot who put his crew's safety above his own, airmen who trusted partisans with their lives and airmen who as prisoners of war survived inhumane conditions.

View Pictures of Our Meetings

As usual our hard working photographer Sharon Austin has done an outstanding job of taking pictures at our Holiday Party, and at our meetings. The pictures can be seen by going to the following web site:

Special Announcement-Tour of Italy Battlefields

World War II Book Club Members John McLaughlin, Miller Bugliari, and Richard Schonberg have arranged a tour of the main battlefields of Italy during World War II, including, but not limited to Sicily, Cassino, Salerno and Anzio. The tour will be 12 days from April 24 to May 6, 2013. Any member of the Book Club who is interested in joining the tour can visit World War II Tours web site:, or contact John McLaughlin for further details. We would love to have some of our members join us.