Fort Miles featured in America in WWII Magazine

post fort miles u 858 surrender

Re-enactment of the May 1945 surrender of German submarine U-858 to American forces at Fort Miles is among the many attractions at the annual Delaware Goes to War living history event. (Sussex County Post/Glenn Rolfe).

LEWES – Word from the Office of Civilian Defense: Fort Miles has made the pages of the April 2015 issue of America in WWII Magazine.

post fort miles bunker

Visitors at the 2014 Delaware Goes to War event check in at the entrance to the Fort Miles bunker. (Sussex County Post/Glenn Rolfe).

According to Richard D’Ambrisi, Chief Air Raid Warden for the Office of Civilian Defense/Baltimore Regional Office, the April 2015 edition has three full pages with color photographs dedicated to Fort Miles.

Pages 8 and 9 contain an article describing the site and what it has to offer for visitors by Robert Gabrick, Contributing Editor.

Page 64 features an article about Horace Knowles, a Delaware native who originally served building the military facility and has been back periodically over the years to provide oral history of his experiences and aid in the restoration work. This was submitted by Laura Tomlinson, Mr. Knowles’great-granddaughter and edited by Michael Momose.

Copies are available at retail, by subscription. For more information, call 1-866-525-1945 or visit online at

The Sussex County Post delivers news from Georgetown and southern Delaware. Follow @SussexPost on Twitter.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.