New Orleans museum is becoming premier educational institution for World War II history

By Nick MuellerThe National WWII MuseumNEW ORLEANS — The inspiration for creating The National WWII Museum — originally known as The National D-Day Museum — can be traced to a comment made to a young New Orleans historian by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the mid-1960s, when memories of the fierce world struggle were still fresh.
In a conversation with rising military historian Stephen Ambrose, the former Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, praised the Higgins landing craft and its ingenuous designer, Andrew Jackson Higgins, for making Allied victory possible in World War II.
New Orleans manufacturing plants launched by the daring entrepreneur produced many thousands of the landing boats that were desperately needed to deliver service members and equipment to invasion beaches in the European and Pacific theaters.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Nick Mueller
The National WWII Museum

NEW ORLEANS — The inspiration for creating The National WWII Museum — originally known as The National D-Day Museum — can be traced to a comment made to a young New Orleans historian by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the mid-1960s, when memories of the fierce world struggle were still fresh.

In a conversation with rising military historian Stephen Ambrose, the former Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, praised the Higgins landing craft and its ingenuous designer, Andrew Jackson Higgins, for making Allied victory possible in World War II.

New Orleans manufacturing plants launched by the daring entrepreneur produced many thousands of the landing boats that were desperately needed to deliver service members and equipment to invasion beaches in the European and Pacific theaters.
Read more on NewsOK.com

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