After discovering his late grandfather's WWII Navy journal, film director George Retelas set out to capture the stories of the remaining airmen that served with his late grandfather. “Eleven” (2016, 77 min.) is a documentary comprised the first hand accounts of eleven WWII veterans from Carrier Air Group 11 as they recall their naval aviation tours off Guadalcanal Island and aboard the USS Hornet. Featuring rare U.S. Navy footage and wartime photos, this documentary is told entirely by the surviving airmen— in their
own words. Discover the personal stories behind the war in the Pacific as eleven first-hand accounts tell the definitive story of Carrier Air Group “Eleven.”
The movie is FREE, will be held outdoors on the ships’ fantail, and will have Verg Bloomquist in attendance.
Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets, outdoor chairs, and use the hashtag #ElevenTheMovie. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.
* Seating is first come first serve, please arrive with ample time to reserve your spot.
* For safety reasons no more than 450 guests will be allowed onboard.
* Personal chairs and blankets are highly recommended.
* No outside food or beverage.
(Time and date subject to change)
Donations are greatly appreciated.