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WW2 project seeks islanders to interview

The WW2 History Archive is looking for any and all civilians and retired military service people to interview for a comprehensive book on World War II.

Mark Zangara, director of the nonprofit based in Harpers Ferry, Va., will be on the island Aug. 6 to 13 for interviews.

He is particularly interested in folks from Ocracoke and the Outer Banks.

“I don’t think there’s been enough written about (that war),” he said about the project. “In 50 plus years, I’ve heard my mother talking about it more than my father. I was always so amazed about the war.”

Zangara, who was an engineer in the Army, has two masters’ degrees–one in WWII military history and one in public history from the American Military University, Charleston, WV.

Interested islanders are asked to call him at 304-596-1380 to set up an interview.

Andy Anderson during his Coast Guard years, World War II. Photo courtesy of family.

Andy Anderson during his Coast Guard years, World War II. Photo courtesy of family.