A new marker on Franklin St. recognizes UNC’s historic contribution to WWII

Descendants of World War II veterans were among the people who unveiled a new historic marker that commemorates the UNC preflight school. (Henry Taylor / Carolina Connection)

During World War II, aerial combat became just as important as having troops on the ground and ships at sea. So UNC had a preflight school where many young pilots learned to fly.

Now, the state of North Carolina is commemorating that history with a historic marker on Franklin Street.

Carolina Connection’s Henry Taylor reports.

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