Splash Biography

COLE SNEDEKER, Yale senior studying military history

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Cole Snedeker is a Yale University senior, Air Force ROTC cadet, and passionate World War II amateur historian. He is co-president of the Yale Military History Society, a student academic and wargaming group. During the summer, he works as a docent and research assistant at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey and volunteers at the InfoAge Science Center’s World War II Dioramas Museum. After college, he will be commissioned as a US Air Force Intelligence officer.

Past Classes

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H4653: Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: USS Johnston and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
In 1944, the third year of World War II in the Pacific, US and Japanese fleets clashed off the Philippines in the largest naval engagement in history: the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The wreck of the USS Johnston, a warship sunk during the battle, was discovered in the Philippine Sea in 2021. In this class, you will learn about the heroic David vs. Goliath story of the Johnston's final fight against superior Japanese forces, World War II naval tactics and technology, and the significance of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.