A Guide to the Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943 Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943 1208485

A Guide to the Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1208485
Title
Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Collector
Greene County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943. Local Government Records Collection, Greene County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Greene County.


Historical Information

Greene County was named for Nathanael Greene, commanding general of the Continental army in the South during part of the Revolutionary War. It was formed from Orange County in 1838. The county seat is Stanardsville.

Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps was part of the Air Warning System established by the War Department during World II as a defense against a German air attack. The Air Warning system set up observation posts along the East Coast manned by civilian volunteers who were trained to identify enemy airplanes. The observers were ordered to report by telephone all planes they spotted to the Army Filter Center. Many observation posts, including the Greene County post, were located at American Legion Posts. Each post was to have a chief observer, two assistant chief observers, and as many observers as he or she needed or could get so the post could be manned on a continuous 24 hour basis.

Scope and Content

Greene County (Va.) Ground Observer Corps Post 128-G Log Book, 1943, records names of observers, date and time frame observers volunteered, number of planes identified, weather conditions, and visibility.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Greene County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Aircraft spotting -- Virginia -- Greene County.
  • Civil defense -- Virginia -- Greene County.
  • Watchtowers -- Virginia -- Greene County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Greene County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Virginia -- Greene County.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Greene County
  • Logs (records) -- Virginia -- Greene County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Greene County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Virginia -- Greene County.