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Item 10769

Raymond W. Stanley, 1918

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1918 Location: Boston Media: Photographic print

Item 36847

Lt. Commander Carleton Pike, Lubec, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1944 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 23861

Biplane on Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print


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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland…

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943

… Burke on right" "Stewart Moody at bottom" "The aviator is some Beatham" "Archer boy & (illegible) at right of Uncle Sam" View additional…

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII