Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fort Fisher Summer Lecture Series July 2, Saturday: WASPs at Camp Davis

From the Summer Powder Keg newsletter of the Friends of Fort Fisher.

There will be a series of lectures every Saturday during the summer to be held at the Fort Fisher visitors center.

This Saturday, July, 2nd, the topic will be "The WASP at Camp Davis" presented by Krystal Lee.  During World War II, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, were the first women trained to fly U.S. military aircraft.  They flew shuttles, transferred planes and often towed targets.  This freed up male pilots for fighting duties.

Camp Davis, near Wilmington, was primarily used for anti-aircraft training and Fort Fisher was a site for testing the skills.

--Old B-R'er

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