November 2, 2012

Wilmington Star: Bill will honor Wilmington's WWII history

November 1, 2012 
By Ben Steelman 
Star News 

Legislation is on track to have Wilmington declared the first "American World War II City," the chairman of the World War II Wilmington Homefront Heritage Coalition said Thursday night... 

If passed, Wilmington would almost certainly be the first World War II city declared, Jones said. Wilmington and the surrounding area had bases for all the armed services, including the massive Camp Davis, the anti-aircraft training center at Fort Fisher and the Coast Guard patrol station on Harbor Island... 

And it's possible, Jones said, that Kure Beach was the site of the only German attack on American soil, when a U-boat allegedly shelled the Ethyl-Dow bromine plant in July 1943... 

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