During World War II, Wilmington, N.C. was the scene of much activity for the war effort. Not only was Camp Davis a huge training base a short distance north of the city, but also the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company built several hundred vessels for the war, most of them the famous Liberty Ships.
Fort Fisher served as a training area for anti-aircraft gunners. Unfortunately, several of the forts's traverses were leveled to maker the airstrip for the planes pulling the targets. The targets were often pulled by women serving in the WASPs unit.
Wilbur Jones has done much to make Wilmington America's World War II city.