Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across our nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you tour. 2,300 men served on the NORTH CAROLINA. Each crew member has a story to tell and we share a few from our extensive archives with you.
Liberty in the Pacific