CARLSBAD >> The Cavern City Air Terminal museum will soon be home to two pieces of Carlsbad World War II history.

When the Jones sisters, Pam and Cameo, placed their hands and feet into freshly laid concrete at the Thayer Apartments in Carlsbad's Army Airfield they didn't know they would be making history.

But according to Joe Epstien, the Permian Basin Training Center has granted permission for the slab of concrete containing the Jones sister's hands and feet to be removed and preserved as part of the city's history. The slab and a second artifact, a brick stoop which is a unique architectural feature of the Thayer Apartment complex, will be extracted from the Army Airfield to serve as reminders of one of the most interesting eras of Carlsbad's history.

Epstien has requested help from the City of Carlsbad, asking the city to extract the pieces and place them in their future home.

The exact schedule of for the project has not yet been determined.

The Jones sisters were able to identify their impressions when a Facebook photo uploaded by Illinois resident Bobby Lee Silliman, jogged their memory.

"History only works if it is shared," Silliman said in a August interview with the Current-Argus. Prophetic words that he has helped make come true.

Jessica Onsurez may be reached at 575-491-4682.