835 Northwest Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701
More than one hundred WWII aircraft rest on the bottom of America’s Lake Michigan. Heroes On Deck is the story of how they got there.
Doors to the theatre open at 6pm, and patrons will enjoy vintage 1940-50s newsreels and cartoons on the Tower’s big screen, in addition to a live performance of 1940s swing hits sung by local trio, The Harmonettes.
Tickets: Reserved Seating $5
Veterans Free – please contact the Box Office 541-317-0700
Northwest theatrical premiere:
During World War II, just off Chicago’s shoreline, the US Navy trained over 15,000 carrier pilots on two makeshift “flattops,” both former, coal-fired, side wheel passenger steamers.
Not every pilot landed successfully on the pitching decks of the USS Wolverine and USS Sable and many aircraft went to the Lake bottom.
This is the story of the recovery of those rare warbirds and the ingenious training program that changed the course of the war in the Pacific.
The film is not propaganda, not political and neither pro- nor anti-war. It’s history and it tells a little known story with some amazing footage of planes going into the Lake and coming out 70 years later.
Plus, the film’s producer/director will be here to host a live Q&A following the film!