12/29/08 80 W - + 16 - 8 Wilmington Fire Trucks Given to War Salvage Drive, 1942

Some of the state's earliers fire trucks ended up as wartime salvage, as notes the News & Observer of October 1, 1942. Two Wilmington fire trucks, "completed with solid rubber tires," were donated by the city. They were 1912 and 1914 models, retired from active service in 1930, and since "stored for emergency use." Fire Chief Ludie Croom said "he believed virtually every piece of each truck could be used."

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