Lectures highlight WWII heroes of Kittery

MarchedIntoGermanyLectures highlight WWII heroes of Kittery By Jesse Scardina

KITTERY, Maine – The three-part lecture series through October at the community center’s Star Theatre will detail the history of town residents who helped win World War II.

The lecture series by Kittery Point resident and genealogist James R. Lawson will provide detailed history of Kittery’s men and women who fought in World War II, with the first of the three lectures Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

The opening lecture is called “Kittery’s Airmen and Women of World War II” and will explore the history of the airmen and women who fought in Europe and the Pacific.

The second lecture, scheduled for Oct. 14, will cover “Kittery’s Secret Warriors of World War II,” with spies and recently uncovered files that detail how the residents’ spying operations provided U.S. forces with intelligence to help win the war.

The last lecture, scheduled for Oct. 21 is titled “Kittery’s Warriors of World War II, Battle of the Atlantic” and will focus on the battles that took place on the U.S. Atlantic coast from January 1942 to May 1945, with the town itself part of the Battle of the Atlantic.

The lectures are free and begin at 7 p.m. on each of the scheduled Wednesdays.

For more information, visit the Kittery Community Center website.