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Special Exhibit: Operation Husky, the Invasion of Sicily
May 2 - June 3
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit on Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. This exhibit will open Tuesday, May 2 and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, June 3. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.
Operation Husky was the invasion of Sicily in 1943, planned by the Allies in North Africa as they swept the Germans and Italians from that continent and prepared to move on Italy. This operation involved a set of top secret diversions, including fake units and communications and the famous ruse by British Intelligence known as Operation Mincemeat, which convinced the Germans that Sicily was not the intended landing after North Africa.
The Museum will reference a set of top secret plans that were printed just 20 days before the commencement of the operation, which involved amphibious landing of infantry and armor as well as parachute operations by the 82nd Airborne. It is also a secret as to why the museum holds this set of plans!
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located in Carrabelle, directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more information, contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.