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Harold Gordon with 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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Harold Gordon with 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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A loan from the Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor for the duration of the Second World War, the "Flying Torah" traveled with Captain Harold H. Gordon, Jewish chaplain for the North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, as he made his rounds in 1945.

Here, he shows it to airmen at Dow Field in Bangor.

In a circuit that covered bases as disparate as Reykjavik and Bermuda, Gordon and the Torah soon racked up more than 75,000 miles bringing spiritual comfort to Jewish servicemen throughout the Wing.

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  • Title: Harold Gordon with 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945
  • Creator: U.S. Army Signal Section, Dow Field
  • Creation Date: 1945
  • Subject Date: 1945
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 10.5 x 13
  • Local Code: 974.131.D752a v.1
  • Collection: Dow Field Photo Album
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8336
http://www.bpl.lib.me.us

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