A Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War
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Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Mark Albertson in a four-week series exploring the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
Week Three: The Helicopter
Mark Albertson will discuss the helicopter, the aircraft that came of age in Korea. The helicopter delivered wounded to doctors’ care in rapid fashion as opposed to earth-bound transportation. The helicopter would also be used for delivering troops to the battle zone; stores and equipment; observation and reconnaissance, and directing artillery fire. Albertson will also discuss how the atomic bomb helped spur the development of the helicopter into a valued implement of war.
About the Presenter
Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.