Topics Related to World War II

Not every North Carolinian who served in the armed forces during the First World War carried a gun on the battlefields of Franc

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces at Pearl Harbor. Harley Jolley was enrolled in the Army Air Force and stationed at Hickam Air Field. He was asleep at 7:55 a.m. when the attack commenced.

On February 13, 1943, the first women to sign up for non-clerical duties enlisted in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.

Evelyn B. Whitlow was serving as a nurse in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. She was captured following the fall of the Philippines in May 1942. One of the Angels of Bataan and Corregidor, these nurses were the first group of American women taken as prisoners of war.

All this month we’re bringing you stories from North Carolina’s black history. Check back here each week day for a new tidbit from our state’s African American’s past.

The story of the German Enigma machine and how you can see one for yourself in Hatteras.

A look at the correspondence concerning Elmer Gibson's Legion of Merit Award in 1945.