Fort Fisher’s and North Carolina’s World War II Experience

Event Description

Join us Saturday, October 12, 2019, as we examine Fort Fisher’s role as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training facility during World War II. Military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and will be available to discuss historic weapons and the life of the World War II soldier, as well as family life on the homefront. The program will also highlight the contributions of the Women’s Airforce Services Pilots (WASP) program  and the critical role women played in the march toward victory. Throughout the day, guest speakers will discuss World War II topics in the Spencer Theater located inside the Fort Fisher visitor center. Other special activities include jeep rides in an authentic 1942 Willys jeep (small donation requested) and the Toy Soldier Workshop at which kids paint toy soldiers and learn about military uniforms and equipment. The program is free and open to the public. Program components subject to change due to unforeseen factors. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site, and its sustaining members, as well as by generous support from the town of Carolina Beach and the town of Kure Beach.