Netscher will give WWII presentation at library

By on November 2, 2016
Nat Netscher

Nat Netscher

Lititz Historical Foundation will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, at 1:30 p.m.

After a brief meeting, the board will introduce local author C. Nat Netscher, who will host an illustrated program entitled “The Home Front During World War II.”

Netscher lived most of his life in Manheim Township before moving to Lititz in 2015. He graduated from Manheim Township High School and the Pennsylvania State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is also the author of two published books: “The First 100 Years,” the story of the Manheim Township School District from the late 1840s to the late 1940s; and “From the Beginning,” a history of Manheim Township from its creation in 1729 to the year of the book’s publication in 2003. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War, mostly in the Panama Canal Zone.

His illustrated program will cover the period from the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 to their surrender in August 1945.

Call the Lititz Library at 626-2255 to pre-register. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Paul Ritz was one of the volunteers who took turns manning the lookout tower north of Lititz in Lexington, and served as an airplane spotter during World War II. Learn more about what his job entailed on Nov. 19 at the Lititz Public Library.

Paul Ritz was one of the volunteers who took turns manning the lookout tower north of Lititz in Lexington, and served as an airplane spotter during World War II. Learn more about what his job entailed on Nov. 19 at the Lititz Public Library.

About mhunnefield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *