Video: Lancaster County PA Air Raid Posts During World War 2

In case you were not able to attend, we recorded our January 2018 lecture featuring guest speaker Brett Snyder. The video is in three parts, and you will find each segment below to view.

“The U.S. Army, in conjunction with the American Legion developed a plan for these posts and they were staffed via volunteers. The Aircraft Warning Service had more than 14,000 posts and over one million civilian volunteers who “watched the skies.”

Twenty-seven posts were located throughout Lancaster County, PA and included Lititz, Gap, Ephrata, New Holland, Churchtown, and many others.

 The American Legion recruited chief observers for the task of keeping watch, and scheduled the volunteers needed for the required 24/7 coverage, and required observing and reporting all flights. Volunteers were civilians, including women and children.”

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