Answered By: Travis Souther Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019 Views: 505
Yes. In February 1944, thirty acres of land at the corner of Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road behind where the CVS currently stands became a prisoner of war camp.
- See the article: Wilmington Remembers WWII POW Camp for the full story.
- See WWII Heritage Guide Map for more.
For more research on this topic try the following resources:
- Library Catalog: Prisoners of war -- North Carolina
- See: Discover WWII History in Southeastern NC
- UNCW Randall Library Digital Collections: WWII Through the Eyes of Cape Fear
- See WWII in NC in Randall Library collection.
- See Prisoners of War in North Carolina from NCpedia
- See Camp Butner from the North Carolina Historical Markers Program
- See all markers for New Hanover County
- See The Battle Behind the Wire from RAND: a report on detainee operations within the US from WWII to the present.
- See Wartime Wilmington by Renee Haltom, Region Focus, Third Quarter, 2011
Also, be sure to visit the North Carolina Room to browse the vertical files and Star News articles on this topic.