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Home Front: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, 1941-1946 - People

These two women are working on an airplane wing at Morris Field. 

(Photo courtesy of the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission and Museum.)


Below are stories of military personnel and civilians from Mecklenburg County and their experiences during the years 1941-1946.

  • Budd Andrews, Pilot and Hero - An airman acted to save civilian life in Charlotte
  • Three Mecklenburg County veterans spoke about their experiences at a public event on March 23, 2000:

 Crawford J. Ferguson, III - a gunner in the Army Air Force

Martha Pegram Mitchell - a nurse in the North Africa and Italy

Charles Malvern Paty, Jr. - a radioman in the Navy