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Wilmington News Journal
Wilmington News Journal
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Description: Fort Miles to Fire 16 Inch Guns September 1943

Date: September 14 1943

Newspaper published in: WILMINGTON

Source: newspaper

Lewes, September 14 1943

Colonel Robert B. Phillips, commanding officer of Harbor Defenses of Delaware Bay, has

announced that the 16 inch guns at Fort Miles will be fired tomorrow morning. This will be

the first test of the 16 inch cannon.

Householders of the area are warned of the concussion from the firing of the guns. Merchants

are told to make provisions caring of plate glass windows which could be shattered by the



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