Guarding the Home Front

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A volunteer roster and service record for a World War II Aircraft Spotter Station in Delaware. This page shows one volunteer’s frustration because no one replaced him at the post.

Guarding the Home Front

During World War II, the threat of attack on the east coast by the Germans was real. Volunteers were used up and down the coast to spot for German planes and U-boats. In Georgetown the volunteers were spotting for planes. This book lists the date and the name of the person that did the spotting noting their time in and out. For T. P. Hawkins, his three hour slot turned into eleven when no one showed up to relieve him.

This volume is part of the Sussex County Levy Court collection. This collection includes trustees of the poor, road papers, court minutes and proceedings, tax papers, expense accounts and other records generated by the Levy Court.