For our Saturday morning musings, what military fire departments have served in North Carolina, both past and present? Here's a starter list of facilities that had or have fire departments:
CFD assumed fire protection duties at Morris Field in 1947, says their yearbook.
What about the Charlotte Quartermaster Depot, which operated from 1941 to 1949? Seemed a large facility, by this description: http://www.cmstory.org/homefront/places/..
Legeros - 03/09/09 - 20:16
Camp Sutton in Monroe is another notable wartime facility. The training center and POW camp served from 1942 until 1946. Check out the vintage photos at http://history.union.lib.nc.us/heritager.., as well as some very old Monroe Fire Department pics!
Legeros - 03/09/09 - 20:26
A reader advises that Fort Fisher Air Station had a fire department. Previously named Fort Fisher Army Air Field, the facility operated from the 1940s through 1989. It’s presently a recreation area and historic site. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Fisher... The facility was associated with Camp Davis in Holly Ridge, NC. Camp Davis was built in 1940, and two runways were added a couple years later. That section was named Camp Davis Army Air Field, and is presently known as Marine Corps Outlying Field Camp Davis. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Davis
Legeros - 03/14/09 - 09:26
As we have likely referenced before, a great reference for former airfields is Paul Freeman’s excellent Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields site. Here’s his NC page: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NC/Airf..
Legeros - 03/14/09 - 09:31