World War II

Underwater Obsessed: James J. Francesconi Reef Project

Being underwater obsessed in North Carolina means also having a complete and total addiction for the magical lore and exploration of shipwrecks. North Carolina holds the brass porthole to some of the World’s best diving and marine life habitat areas. Our mysterious “Graveyard of the Atlantic” is a proud heritage […]

N.C. 4th of July Festival Issues Invitation to WW II Veterans

SOUTHPORT, NC June 8, 2014 –    The 70th Anniversary of D –Day has the world focusing on honoring those who served in World War II and the N.C. 4th of July Festival is no exception.   This year’s parade on Friday, July 4th will be marshaled by BMCS A. Mark Kannan, […]

Grand Strand Heroes

CELEBRATING WWII VETERANS MYRTLE BEACH, SC December 26, 2013 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are planning to honor local World War II veterans during the 2014 season with a project called Grand Strand Heroes. Though the project is still in its infancy, plans include the creation of videos highlighting the […]

Flying Ace George Preddy, Christmas Casualty

RALEIGH, NC December 25, 2013 – On December 25, 1944, Greensboro native George E. Preddy Jr., the top P-51 Mustang ace during World War II, was shot down by friendly ground fire. Preddy was a barnstormer pilot before the war. He tried three times to become a naval pilot but […]

Cliff Bumgardner’s Documentary Highlights Raleigh WW II Veteran

Raleigh, NC Feb. 18, 2013 – “The rate at which we are losing World War II veterans today is staggering,” says filmmaker Cliff Bumgardner. “Their stories must be told, recorded and played back for future generations so that we never forget what these amazing men and women did for our […]

Civil War to World War II August Programming Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC – Learn how different ships named NORTH CAROLINA had an important role from the Civil War to World War II aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA by interacting in the family fun and exciting events planned for August, 2012. Battleship 101 2nd Saturdays Programs Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:00 […]