World War II and the Delaware Coast (Hardcover)

World War II and the Delaware Coast By Michael Morgan Cover Image

World War II and the Delaware Coast (Hardcover)

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Within weeks of Pearl Harbor, German U-boats arrived off the Delaware coast and attacked numerous ships along the vital shipping lanes to Philadelphia and Wilmington. On February 28, 1942, two German torpedoes hit the destroyer Jacob Jones, which was carrying more than one hundred American sailors. It sank in less than an hour. A center for military activity, Lewes became a refuge for many survivors from such attacks. The dunes along Cape Henlopen hid the massive artillery batteries of Fort Miles. Residents of the beachfront communities rallied amid the blackout regulations and air raid drills with rationing and scrap drives. Spotters watched for enemy warships in concrete towers that still line the coast. Author Michael Morgan tells the remarkable story of a coast at war.
Product Details ISBN: 9781531699529
ISBN-10: 1531699529
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 146
Language: English