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Archive for February 26th, 2013

UPDATED, 2/27: As Jack Hilliard points out in a comment below, the page I first posted didn’t include the whole block. I added the previous page, which also includes at least one business still operating in its 1962 location. One of the favorite pastimes of UNC alums returning to campus is to lament how much […]

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On this day in 1943: Returning from a World War II mission over Germany, a B-17 bomber piloted by Hugh Ashcraft of Charlotte is flak-riddled and minus one engine. “Those who want to,” Ashcraft tells his crew, “please pray.” The “Southern Comfort” makes it back to England, receiving wide attention and inspiring both a hit […]

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