WW II CIVIL DEFENSE
AIR RAID WARDENS
Wardens under the Civilian Defense Corps of Lewes to serve five sectors in the town zone and out lying districts including nearby small communities have been appointed by Chief Air Raid Warden W. Herald Brittingham.
Plans also have been made to cover any possible disaster, including evacuation. A 'clearing house', mainly for casualties, was made for any possible disaster including, evacuation.
The five sector wardens for the town are; Glenwood Harrington, Howard Green, Daniel Littletown, Captain Irvin Maull. Roland D. G. Raught has been appointed warden of the Kimmey Town section of Lewes, Clarence Spencer for Murrays Corner, Louis Wolfe for Carpenters Corner, Alton Brittingham for Quakertown, W. H. 'Zip' Rice at Westcoats Corner, Pearl Baylis for Five Points, Stephen Hudson for Coolspring and Conrad Roach for Nassau.
Cool Spring Grange Community Hall , located three miles out of Lewes, will be set up as a 'clearing and assembly station' for sever casualties with physicians in attendance. At this station injured persons will be diagnosed, treated and routed to hospitals.
Ernest S. Ratledge was appointed evacuation chief to replace Thomas Arterbridge who has been recalled to service in the Army.
SOURCE : WILMIINGTON NEWS JOURNAL FRIDAY THE 13TH, FEBRUARY 1942.