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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 and their experiences in Mecklenburg County during the years 1941-1946.



  • On March 23, 2000, three Mecklenburg County veterans spoke about their experiences at a public event sponsored by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. :

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

Martha Pegram Mitchell - a nurse in North Africa and Italy

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