Various levels of membership and privileges are available.War raged across the Pacific for almost four years, from 7 December 1941 to 2 September 1945, with deadly engagements taking place below, on, and above the surface of the ocean. U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines battled the Japanese on jungle islands, freezing mountains, deadly beaches, suffocating caves, and modern cities. Navy and Marine aviators dueled over endless seas, while Army Air Force fighters and bombers pounded Japanese strongholds and manufacturing cities. The war ended only with atomic thunderclaps over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The length and breadth of this war is brilliantly explained at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. Why Fredericksburg, so far from the Pacific, or any large body of water for that matter? Simple: Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander in Chief of both the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, called Fredericksburg home.