Delaware’s largest city played a significant role in the American war effort during the Second World War. As a manufacturing stronghold, its factories were critical for building ships and other heavy industrial equipment needed to supply Allied Armies. Over ten thousand of its residents joined the Armed forces and Wilmingtonians were present at every major campaign. Sadly, over 400 of them never made it home. Nathan Field is conducting research for a book on Wilmington during the War which will be the subject of this lecture.
Nathan Field is the founder of the Wilmington History Society which hosts monthly speaking events with a core focus on promoting interest in local Northern Delaware history. He is also a member of the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade planning committee. A gradate of the University of Delaware and Georgetown University he is an employee of Eastern Highway Specialists, a Wilmington-based heavy construction company that builds highways and bridges throughout the Tri-State area.