Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

World War II Comes to Fort Fisher This Weekend-- Part 2


Military and civilian re-enactors will be at the site and will set up displays of the fort's World War II airstrip.

Three historians will discuss the role of Fort Fisher and Southeast North Carolina during the war.

Fort Fisher Assistant Site Manager John Mosely will discuss Fort Fisher's role and relate stories of training there.

Historian and author Cliff Tyndall will present Camp Davis and its appearance in a 1943 movie.  Camp Davis was a huge military training installation located a short distance north of Wilmington, B.C..

Krystal Lee, a historian and educator will present the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public with the support of New Hanover County, Town of Carolina Beach, Town of Kure Beach and the Friends of Fort Fisher (to which I belong).

I'd Sure Love to Be There, But Will Be Out on Route 66.  --Old B-Runner


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