Category: Military & War, Wars, World War II, 1939-1945
Historical Items Showing 3 of 278 View All
Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society
Contributed by: Durham Historical Society
Date: circa 1946
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.
Site Pages Showing 3 of 104 View All
Jonathan Clay Jr. Responses from students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: Haylea Lujan "Summarize the 'who, what, where, and when' of…
Influential Institutions Use the menu at left to browse various pieces completed by 7th and 8th grade social-studies students at Mattanawcook Junior…
Catholic Church Responses from four students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln, ca.
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII