Tag Archives: world war II

Boogie Woogie Redux

Letters From Home — an Andrews Sisters tribute act from the Piedmont — brings fans of the original trio to their feet with World War II-era ditties.
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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Music, November 2013 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

War in the Water

During World War II, coastal residents turned out their lights and waited in silence for German U-boats to sink another ship. The submarines lurking in the Atlantic crippled the coast with fear and claimed nearly 5,000 lives.
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Posted in April 2013, Eastern N.C., Military | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Night Hydrogen Bombs Fell Over North Carolina

A plane carrying two hydrogen bombs crashes in Wayne County and residents rush to find and disarm the weapons.
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Posted in Eastern N.C., June 2012, Piedmont | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Lighter Than Air

When German U-boats began to hound Allied forces, the Navy took to the sky and constructed an air station in Weeksville that built blimps — soft, quiet fighters that helped turn the Battle of the Atlantic and lift the nation to victory.
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Posted in Eastern N.C., February 2012 | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

War Stories

When one soldier landed at Normandy, he never imagined he’d be living to tell about it 70 years later. But the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville gives him the opportunity.
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