Christmas at the US Army Air Base, Houlton, 1943

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Christmas at the US Army Air Base, Houlton, 1943

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Eager servicemen, women, and children waited patiently on both sides of the room while the photographer took a picture of the beautiful table decor before Christmas dinner was served. Making holidays seem festive while away from home was an important part of keeping morale up in the Army.

Several thousand servicemen served in Houlton during World War II. The Houlton base was active from October 1942 to May 1946. It became a POW camp in July 1944 housing German prisoners.

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  • Title: Christmas at the US Army Air Base, Houlton, 1943
  • Creation Date: 1943-12-25
  • Subject Date: 1943-12-25
  • Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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