Contributed by Presque Isle Air Museum
Because of its location -- convenient to Canada and Europe -- the Presque Isle airport became an army airfield starting in 1941, important for air transport to Great Britain.
Presque Isle and Dow Army Air Force base in Bangor delivered Lend-Lease aircraft to Great Britain and served as embarkation points for Army Air Forces personnel and equipment.
This photo shows the Army barracks at the Presque Isle base. After the base was closed in 1961 these buildings saw various uses.
About This Item
- Title: Presque Isle Army Air Base barracks, ca. 1943
- Creation Date: circa 1943
- Subject Date: circa 1943
- Town: Presque Isle
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Airports--Maine--Presque Isle
- United States. Army Air Forces
- Northern Maine Regional Airport
- Military facilities
For more information about this item, contact:Presque Isle Air Museum
650 Airport Drive Suite 4, Presque Isle, ME 04769
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