WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - World War II was fought on much more than just the battlefield.
On the home front, support was shown in several ways, and that support will be showcased at a new exhibit called 'Paradise in Peril' at the Richard and Pat Johnson History Museum in West Palm Beach.
The exhibit will showcase what the Historical Society of Palm Beach County has collected on Palm Beach County’s role in World War II.
The exhibit shows how German U-Boats were a threat along the PBC coastline, attacking U.S. Cargo ships.
“The risk of torpedoes and the U-Boats and to those sailors was extraordinary and there’s certainly a number of verbal and written documentation of how often those ships go up in flames," said Mark Elhilow, the Board of Governors chairman for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
The exhibit also outlines the history of Morrison Air Field, which is currently Palm Beach International Airport.
Boca Army Airfield is also documented because it was used for radar training.
'Paradise in Peril' opens to an invite only crowd Wednesday night.
The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and will run through August 18.