“Margaret Hastings, WWII WAC Lost in the Pacific”
By Emma Sedore
Tuesday, August 7th
6:30 - 7:30pm
SRAC welcomes back Owego historian, Emma Sedore for a night of historically significant storytelling about Margaret Hastings, from Owego NY - who was a WWII WAC who was lost in the Pacific.
The presentation covers the true story that took place in May of 1945 and received the greatest amount of coverage, from both newspapers and radio than any other single episode of WWII - and the main attraction was a petite WAC Corporal by the name of Margaret J. Hastings from Owego, N.Y. It began as a pleasure flight for 24 military personnel in a C-47 from Hollandia, New Guinea and ended in tragedy. The account of how the three survivors, two men and a woman, lived to tell their saga of being trapped in "Shangri-La" and of the ingenuity and courage it took for rescuing them.
Sedore's ability to engage and entertain the audience with her lively storytelling about real people and real subjects makes her presentations a must see for all ages.
A general admission donation of $6 for adults and $4 for SRAC members is requested.(Free admission for all students everyday at SRAC.) Free admission to the SRAC exhibit hall is included in this donation. For more information, visit www.SRACenter.org, email info@SRAcenter.org, or call the Center at 607-565-7960.