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Presenter: John Moseley, Assistant Site Manager, Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Women’s History Month closes out with our first installment of the museum’s Answering the Call: World War II Lecture Series. In World War II, some of the American women who answered the call to service did so from thousands of feet above the Cape Fear region—as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs: the first women trained to fly the military’s frontline arsenal. Though many of them would make the ultimate sacrifice for their country, they did not receive recognition for their military service until nearly three decades after World War II ended. Learn about these amazing women and their special tie to North Carolina.
Moseley received a fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in 2003 and spent time in Washington, DC, researching and studying the history of the US Constitution. After settling in Wilmington, he served as a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher focusing on the Constitution, American history, and North Carolina history. He began working at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in 2011 and is currently in charge of the education program. He also continues research on Fort Fisher’s Medal of Honor recipients and Fort Fisher’s activities during World War II.