Start: 8:00 am
Credit: Nancy Crampton Family & Children Services 10th Annual Circle of Support Breakfast Thursday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. Featured Author: Andrew Bridge, attorney, child advocate, and former foster youth. Hope's Boy The Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto The Sobrato Family Foundation will be honored for its innovative philanthropic leadership. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE, or contact Maryanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-543-5423.
Start: 7:30 pm
Credit: Emil Petrinic John J. Geoghegan Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid--this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese program required developing a squadron of top secret submarines--the Sen-toku or I-400 class--which were, by far, the largest and among the most deadly subs of World War II. Incredibly, the subs were designed as underwater aircraft carriers, each equipped with three Aichi M6A1 attack bombers painted to look like US aircraft. The subs mission was to travel more than half way around the world, surface on the US coast, and launch their deadly air attack. This entire operation was unknown to US intelligence, despite having broken the Japanese naval code. And the amazing thing is how close the Japanese came to pulling off their mission. Author John Geoghegan’s first person accounts from the last surviving members of both the I-401 crew and the US boarding party that captured her create a highly intimate portrait of this fascinating, and until now forgotten story of war in the Pacific.