About Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Fort Fisher was the scene of the largest amphibious operation in US history until June 6, 1944. There were 72 Medals of Honor awarded bravery and valor during the Civil War battles. Of the Federal troops, nearly forty percent were Africans fighting for their freedom. During World War II, soldiers came from around the country to be trained as Anti-Aircraft Artillery gunners. To help them, the Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP – flew aircraft pulling targets across the sky for the AAA gunners to learn their job. There’s so much history here!