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A true story of Survival in Japanese occupied waters during WWII.

February 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Director Peggy Maniates brings you an incredible true story of courage and perseverance.   In August of 1944, a submarine sets out on a war patrol in Japanese occupied Water. The sub strikes a mine and sinks in under a minute.  Join us as the museum tells the horrendous story of the brave men of the USS Flier who survived in Japanese-occupied waters without being taken, prisoner.  Hear the story of here 8 survivors, the natives who risked their lives to hide them and the Coast Watchers  Americans – Americans of Philippine descent- who were able to arraigned rescue.    Featuring, a local Grand Haven Business Man and WWII submariner Alvin Jacobson.

The book Eight Survived, The story of the USS Flier, is available in our gift shop.


The Lecture Series will begin at 6 PM at the museum located at 1346 Bluff Street, Muskegon, Michigan. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Teresa Folkmier at [email protected] for the Zoom link. The cost for attendance is $7.50 and of course, members are always free.



February 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Silversides Museum
USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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