A program on Fort Fisher's role in World War II will be presented Oct. 14 at the historic site.
Fort Fisher State Historic Site will hold a special program Saturday, Oct. 14, on the fort's role in World War II.
Military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays along the fort's airstrip and will discuss the everyday life of GIs who were undergoing anti-aircraft training at the site.
Assistant site manager John Moseley will discuss artillery training at the fort at 10 a.m. in the visitors' center auditorium. Cliff Tyndall, author of "Greetings from Camp Davis," will discuss the massive Army camp at Holly Springs at noon. (Fort Fisher functioned as a satellite facility of Camp Davis.)
At 2 p.m., Krystal Lee will discuss the service of the WASP (Women's Airforce Service Pilots) volunteers. WASP pilots towed targets for anti-aircraft gunnery practice.
The program, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free. It is made possible with support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, New Hanover County and the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.
Fort Fisher State Historic Site, home to a Civil War-era earthwork fortification, is located off U.S. 421 south of Kure Beach. For information, call the site at 910-251-7340.