Captain Gordon, 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945
Contributed by Bangor Public Library
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.
- 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
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Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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LC Subject Headings
Jewish art and symbolism
Beth Israel Synagogue (Bangor, Me.)
United States. Air Force--Airmen
World War, 1939-1945--Religious aspects
World War, 1939-1945--Chaplains
United States. Air Force--Chaplains
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish
Dow Air Force Base (Me.)
United States. Air Force. Air Transport Command
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects
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