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FORT MILES MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 25, 10AM TO 3PM

FORT MILES MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

FMHA will host additional Open Houses in March, April and May.  See “March and April Happenings” for the full schedule.

The March 25th Open House will feature a 1PM film and lecture to be conducted by FMHA President and well known local historian, Dr. Gary Wray.  The subject for March will be The Doolittle Raid with the accompanying film and story revolving around Delaware native Lieutenant Colonel Dick Cole.  Lt Col Cole flew with General Doolittle in the lead B-25 bomber over Tokyo.  Autographed copies of Lt Col Cole’s book, Dick Cole’s War , will be available […]

March 7th, 2017|Fort Miles Museum, News & Updates|0 Comments

THANKS TO OUR FEBRUARY SPONSORS

FMHA wishes to thank Carrie Lingo Realty and The Cape Gazette for their sponsorship of the February Film/Lecture Series event.
The lecture, which featured a discussion of the “War Under the Atlantic” and the German U-Boat threat to the East Coast of the United States, was sold out. We look forward to hosting the Third 2017 Film/Lecture Series event on Saturday, March 25th.
An Open House and Battery 519 tours will commence at 10 a.m. and the film/lecture, The Doolittle Raid, will start at 3 p.m.
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February 28th, 2017|Fort Miles Museum, News & Updates|0 Comments

FMHA SALUTES DEPARTED VETERANS

FMHA wishes to salute and extend our sympathies to the families of Horace Knowles and Elmer Tyndall.

Horace Knowles proudly served in the U.S. Army at Fort Miles with the 261st Coastal Artillery from 1940 – 1944.  He was 95 when he passed on January 17 2017.  FMHA was honored to have Mr. Knowles present at the September 2 2016 opening of the Fort Miles Museum Artillery Park.  We thank him and his family for all of their support of FMHA over many years.

Col. Elmer (Newt) Tyndall served his country for 30 years in an Air Force career that spanned World […]

February 5th, 2017|News & Updates|0 Comments

TWO SUBMARINES BROUGHT WWII TO DELAWARE

By Dr. Gary D. Wray

uboatsOperation Drumbeat by the Germans was the first major attack on our homeland. We are telling that story at our Fort Miles museum, through the prism of U 853 and U 858.

The history of Fort Miles and the Fort Miles museum is closely linked to the story of two famous German WWII submarines, U 853 and its sister, U 858. Both were launched in Bremen, Germany, in 1943, and each is a key part of Fort Miles and our Fort Miles museum. This is that story.

Of all of […]

February 4th, 2017|History in Action, News & Updates|0 Comments

TIME LAPSE VIDEOS OF THE ASSEMBLY

Below are time lapse videos of the assembly of the 16-inch Missouri barrel into its new mount.

May 14. You’ll see the girder being placed at the end of the day.

https://www.facebook.com/FortMiles1942/videos/vb.1056500171049707/1191681870864869/?type=2&theater


May 16. Go ahead and look for activity around 2:30 pm (1430 hrs.). What you’ll see is a 500-ton lift crane stacking 80 tons of counter-weights to itself. It’s interesting to watch.

https://www.facebook.com/FortMiles1942/videos/vb.1056500171049707/1192897014076688/?type=2&theater


May 18. On this day, the slide was placed into the girder. It is through the slide that the barrel is placed. When the […]

June 8th, 2016|USS Missouri Gun|0 Comments

MISSOURI BARREL ASSEMBLY COMPLETED

Missouri Gun Assembly CrewAt about 4 p.m. June 1, 2016, the Missouri barrel assembly was completed and these are the guys who made it happen. There is still work to do, but the biggest part of the job is done.

June 8th, 2016|News & Updates, USS Missouri Gun|0 Comments