WWII and Core Banks

July 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’ve not given much thought to World War II and the proximity of German U-boats to Core Banks, until now.  As it turns out, I’ve been writing about World War II heroes for the last year, part of a series for South Carolina ETV.  Now, here’s this WWII story that played out just miles from where I used to play on the beach.

A couple of links to get the research started.

First an interesting article, apparently submitted by a Tarheel Junior Historian. (I used to be one of those!)

Then, some information on a book about the topic: War Zone: World War II Off the North Carolina Coast by Kevin Duffus

ImageFrom a blurb about the book: “Learn about the intrepid men and women who defended America in little boats and in small planes; the truth behind the famous phrase “Sighted sub, sank same;” and the children who spied on German spies. Discover the real story behind the legends of secret agents, midget-submarine landings, a busload of naked Nazi U-boat POWs at New Bern, and the shelling of a chemical plant on Kure Beach.”


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