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5384
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A collection of letters belonging to the family of Mary Eloise Bethell that were written during World War II gives a picture of life on the homefront in Wilmington. The letters are from officers at nearby Camp Davis who rented rooms at the Bethell home when they came to town.
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8590
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Horace Moore, a gunner on a B-17, had no idea when his squadron left England for a bombing mission on Germany on July 7, 1944, that he was on his last combat mission. Engine trouble forced his plane to drop out of formation over Germany, and German fighter planes soon attacked and shot it down. Moore was wounded in the leg just before he parachuted to safety. On the ground, he was captured by a hostile mob that threatened to hang him. A friendly German aided him by giving him instructions on how to protect himself. Moore spent the last nine months of World War II in a prisoner of war camp. After the war he returned to his home in Snow Hill in Greene County.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 1975, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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14541
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A native Tar Heel tells about the treatment which the Japanese accorded American prisoners, along with some interesting information relative to warfare in the Pacific.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 23, Nov 1945, p3, 19
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14709
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Donald Siepert, now stationed at Chapel Hill, had some thrilling, interesting, and amusing experiences while fighting on various South Pacific battlefronts.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 16, Sept 1944, p6, 25-26, f
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14735
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Mr. R. C Carwell, along with another sailor Adison Hoytt, spent more than a year and a half on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific - the Tasman Sea - before being rescued by a British warship.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 24, Nov 1944, p1, 19
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14830
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This article marks the death of Sergeant Ed Halyburton, one of North Carolina's outstanding heroes during World War I, being the first American captured by Germans. He was from Taylorsville, Alexander County and in 1932, Liberty Magazine published a series of articles about his experiences: \"Shoot and Be Damned!\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 45, Apr 1945, p1
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34630
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William Gaskins Heacox was an aviation machinist’s mate and carburetor mechanic aboard USS RANGER during the Second World War. Heacox, a Morehead City native, traveled extensively during the Second World War and primarily worked with Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft. The carrier RANGER was responsible for aircraft transport and submarine patrols during Heacox’s time on board. Heacox’s diary illustrates both his duties and events which occurred during his shore leave in North Carolina.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 2, Summer 2000, p21-33, il, por