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Captain Gordon, 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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Captain Gordon, 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

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Captain Harold H. Gordon, Jewish chaplain for the North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, reads from the hand-written Torah, which was created by carefully sewing sheets together to form a scroll.

Gordon took the Torah, on loan from the Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor, on his rounds in 1945. In a circuit that covered bases as disparate as Reykjavik and Bermuda, Gordon and the Torah soon racked up more than 75,000 miles.

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  • Title: Captain Gordon, '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 12.5
  • 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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