1951 BETHANY BEACH FIRING RANGE
Approximately 600 Regular Army troops of the 19th AAA Group from Fort George Meade ,
Maryland, are scheduled to arrive between January 10th and 12th for two weeks of anti aircraft practice on the Bethany Beach ranges, starting January 15th. This was announced by Colonel Osgood McIntyre, commanding officer at Fort Miles, Lewes. Other groups are expected in February and on progressively in 1951 maneuvers because of the war emergency.
All of the firing for the first two weeks will be on the Bethany Beach range says Lt. Col. Walter Abrams, Fort Miles executive officer. Practice hours are 8 am to 5 pm during the winter and from 1 pm to 7 pm in the summer maneuvers.
These troops, all new recruits, will be billeted at the Bethany barracks and not at Fort Miles.
Anti aircraft practices in the northern most ranges above Indian River Inlet will be held in February.
Wilmington Morning News, Saturday, December 30, 1950.